U.S. News & World Report has ranked California Baptist University as No. 32 in the Regional West category of its annual list of “America’s Best Colleges.”
The 2019 ranking marks CBU’s fifth consecutive year in the top-40 and its 13th year appearing on the “Best Colleges” list, which considers both public and private schools. Previously, CBU was ranked No. 31 in 2018, up from its 2017 rank at No. 37.
U.S. News & World Report has published these rankings for 34 years to aid prospective students and parents seeking the best academic value for their money.
The publication uses a system of weighted indicators of academic excellence to rank universities. Institutions are judged based on outcomes, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence and actively donating alumni, according to an explanation of methodology on U.S. News & World Report’s website.
The Best Regional Universities category compares more than 600 institutions in four regions of the United States that o er a range of undergraduate degrees and master’s degrees but few, if any, doctoral programs.
CBU offers more than 150 majors, minors and concentrations, as well as more than 40 graduate programs and four doctoral programs.