California Baptist University has been ranked No. 8 among the fastest-growing colleges in the United States by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s publication “Almanac 2018-19,” after results of a 10-year study were published Aug. 24.
CBU increased enrollment 268.6 percent from 2006 to 2016, growing enrollment from 3,409 to 9,157 over that 10-year period.
“The enrollment growth measured in the Chronicle Almanac ranking reflects the continuing positive response from students to the educational programs and facilities that California Baptist University continues to develop and offer. This ranking is an objective affirmation that our efforts are producing strong results,” Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, president of California Baptist University, said in a statement.
The No. 8 ranking compared CBU to 392 other private, non-profit institutions across the nation with the classification of “Master’s Colleges & Universities” in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Among the 392 institutions in that classification, enrollment growth averaged 15.7 perent over the same 10-year period.
CBU then added to its enrollment numbers after the survey period ended in 2016, as the university’s fall enrollment in 2017 totaled 9,941 students.