RIVERSIDE, Calif.—California Baptist University has once again been named one of America's Best Colleges in rankings announced today by U.S. News and World Report (USN&WR). It is the twelfth time in as many years that CBU has received the recognition and the fourth-consecutive year as a top 40-ranked "Best Regional University.”
The USN&WR rankings for 2018 place CBU at No. 31 in the top tier of the nation’s educational institutions. That advances CBU’s position from the No. 37 ranking received in 2017 among "Best Regional Universities" in the West.
Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, president of California Baptist University, said the third party ranking is an important indicator.
“I am pleased that the continuing advances taking place at California Baptist University are reflected in the national rankings that influence the decisions many students make about where to attend college,” Ellis said. “As CBU rises in the rankings, it increasingly validates the choices made by the thousands of students pursuing their educational goals in both traditional and online settings at California Baptist University,” Ellis added.
"Best Colleges" rankings are published in U.S. News & World Report each year to aid prospective students and their parents looking for the best academic values for their money. Now in its 33rd year, the annual comparative listing uses a system of weighted indicators of academic excellence to rank universities. Those indicators include student selectivity, retention and graduation rates; assessment by peer institutions; faculty resources; financial resources and alumni giving.
The category of Best Regional Universities includes more than 600 institutions in four regions of the nation that offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees and master's degrees but few, if any, doctoral programs.
California Baptist University offers more than 150 majors, minors and concentrations, as well as more than 40 graduate programs and three doctoral programs.
To view a full list of the 2018 rankings click here.