California Baptist University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.25 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 70 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 8,541 (6,630 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 51% part-time, 49% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,942
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Cal Baptist has provided a great learning environment with staff that are working in the field. I know every day that lecture will reflect what I will be facing in the real world and I am supported with an education that will help me help my clients as best as possible. The professors are supportive and act more as co-therapists, here to support us on our journey. The rigor of the class work is high and I leave class confident that I will do well in the field.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

I love the uniqueness this school brings with the aspect of pursuing your educational dreams while also growing spiritually.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I love that I am able to pursue higher education at a university like CBU. The professors go beyond to assist students in building their networking, preparing them for the business industry, and mentoring them. I truly am grateful for my experience at CBU.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I love CBU but it is located in an era of Riverside that can be unsafe after dark. Due to it being a private school the cost of living is higher on campus.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I love my Counseling Psychology graduate program at California Baptist University. I have learned so much from the amazing faculty there. I wish it was closer to Los Angeles, but Riverside is a very appealing city on its own. The school provides a wonderful sense of community and one-on-one attention with a Christian perspective.
3.63 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

I love the hybrid setup. This way I can get classroom experience by going on campus once a week but still take advantage of the time-saving benefits online classes offer.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

The biggest pros for me are: The pre-nursing grad program has allowed me to complete the pre-requisites required for the Entry Level Masters of Nursing at Cal Baptist. I was not able to get into other colleges and receiving funding since I have a Bachelors degree. This program has given me what I need to pursue my dream job. The hybrid lab classes allow me to study at home reducing transportation cost and time to be available for my daughter as a single parent. The con: is that I do have to commute an hour each way once a week on a Saturday and the tuition is very expensive for the loans I have to repay later.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

California Baptist University in the online professional studies program offers a rewarding interactive environment with qualified professors who seek to take your experiences and learning to the next level. The program offers both online and in class format classes, which appeals to all learning types. Professors treat the students as peers, where learning is mutual.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

Great school! The online program gives me the ability to work full-time and spend enough time with my wife and family.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the Counseling Psychology (marriage and Family Therapy) program are quite a few. First of all, the support and follow up from the Graduate Admissions office was spectacular. Communication via email with this office was my first lengthy interaction with campus staff, and they were great at keeping me on track with my application. Once I started the program, the support offered by my program's faculty and staff was also great; they were very welcoming and friendly. Two years later this has not changed. You can tell they have genuine dedication and commitment to this university and the students they serve. Another reason I have valued this program is the professors. I struggled in one class in particular, and the professors take time to know you. They are very approachable, easy to contact, and want to see you succeed. They integrate their faith into their courses, but not in a way that makes those without a relationship with Christ feel threatened. It is actually a very natural integration, and I've actually seen a positive response from fellow classmates. Lastly, I was grateful for my interview in particular because not only was the director very personable, but she took time to know me and led me to the campus office I work in now. Thanks to that connection, I have been able to participate in a graduate assistantship while pursuing a graduate degree. The first cons of the program that comes to mind is the cost. This is a private university, so the cost adds up very quickly, and as a graduate student, the only financial assistance I was eligible for were loans. Another con of the program was orientation. We were initially scheduled to meet on campus, so I expected an orientation similar to that of an undergraduate experience. I expected to be shown around campus and familiarized with the resources offered to students, but instead we sat in a room and met the staff and faculty of the program. I now know my way around campus because of my job and my involvement in events/clubs, but some of my peers never really settled in. I would appreciate more effort to immerse graduate students into campus life, even if they are commuters and/or older students.
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