Riverside—California Baptist University is once again listed among America’s Best Colleges in 2019 rankings announced today by U.S. News and World Report (USN&WR). For the fifth consecutive year, CBU received a top-40 ranking in the publication’s “Best Regional University” category for public and private colleges in the West.
The latest rankings place CBU at No. 32 in the top tier of the nation’s educational institutions. The 2019 rankings mark the 13th year that CBU has appeared in the Best Colleges list. Previously, CBU was ranked No. 31 in 2018, up from No. 37 the year before.
U.S. News & World Report publishes the "Best Colleges" rankings each year to aid prospective students and their parents looking for the best academic values for their money. Now in its 34th 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 Best Regional Universities category compares 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 four doctoral programs.