Incorporation, Accreditations and Memberships

California Baptist University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the same organization that accredits University of California as well as private universities including USC and Pepperdine.

In addition, CBU's various schools and colleges hold accreditations from and memberships with organizations related to their specific disciplines. These accreditations and memberships currently include:



The university is a member of the American Association of Higher Education, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

California Baptist University is incorporated under the laws of the State of California as a university of liberal arts authorized to grant the degrees of Associate of Science, Bachelor of Applied Theology, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Architecture, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Music, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Social Work, Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Psychology, and Doctor of Public Administration.

Visit the academics section to find out more about CBU's academic programs.

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