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California Baptist University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how California Baptist University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is California Baptist University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

California Baptist University was awarded 35 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Cal Baptist as #712 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Cal Baptist also holds the #60 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

See all of the rankings for California Baptist University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Cal Baptist?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, California Baptist University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 77%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to Cal Baptist submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California Baptist University  ( 500 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for California Baptist University  ( 480 to 590 )
Cal Baptist received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for California Baptist University  ( 19 to 25 )

Learn more about California Baptist University admissions.

California Baptist University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at California Baptist University is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at California Baptist University is 33%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  33 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at California Baptist University

Freshmen Retention Rate

California Baptist University has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Cal Baptist for first-time, full-time students is 44%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at California Baptist University.

Good Overall Diversity at Cal Baptist

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,190 undergraduates at Cal Baptist with 7,333 being full-time and 857 being part-time.

Cal Baptist Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Cal Baptist is 84.46 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.46 out of 100
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How Much Does California Baptist University Cost?

The overall average net price of Cal Baptist is $23,365. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cal Baptist

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,412 $21,624 $21,967 $26,702 $30,283

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cal Baptist, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Cal Baptist, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,656 a year. That adds up to $30,624 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cal Baptist is 4.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Cal Baptist Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Cal Baptist make about $42,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at California Baptist University make the most money.

Location of California Baptist University

Located in Riverside, California, California Baptist University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Cal Baptist is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of California Baptist University

Contact details for Cal Baptist are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504-3297
Phone: 877-228-3615

California Baptist University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 79 majors graduated from California Baptist University. Of these students, 1,670 received undergraduate degrees and 1,128 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 157 $81,400
General Business/Commerce 156 $49,500
General Psychology 156 $24,000
Health & Physical Education 110 $27,200
Liberal Arts General Studies 88 $27,300
Criminal Justice & Corrections 63 $37,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 56 $23,100
Accounting 49 $48,600
Sociology 47 $26,200
Design & Applied Arts 45 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at California Baptist University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cal Baptist

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 5,645 students took at least one online class at California Baptist University. This is an increase from the 4,527 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,645 2,273
2016-2017 4,527 2,234
2015-2016 4,447 2,066
2014-2015 3,958 1,793
2013-2014 3,479 1,246

Learn more about online learning at California Baptist University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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