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CBU named a 2014 “Best Regional University” by U.S.News & World Report

RIVERSIDE (Sept. 10, 2013) — U.S. News & World Report has included California Baptist University on its list of the nation’s “Best Colleges” for the eighth straight year.

CBU is ranked No. 42 in the West in the publication’s “Best Regional Universities” category for 2014, up from No. 58 the previous year. The ranking places the university in the top tier of educational institutions across the nation.

“I am pleased that California Baptist University is once again recognized in this influential ranking of higher education institutions in America,” said Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, CBU president.  “It is a strong affirmation of the quality and value of the CBU experience for current students and a significant factor for prospective students to consider when making their college choices.”

U.S. News & World Report ranked the 1,376 institutions in their list using a quantitative system of 16 weighted indicators of academic excellence, including student selectivity, graduation rates, assessment by peer institutions, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

The category of Regional Universities includes those that offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees and master’s degrees but few, if any, doctoral programs.

“Best Colleges” rankings are featured in U.S. News & World Report’s each year to aid prospective students and their parents looking for the best academic values for their money. A full list of the rankings can be viewed at www.usnews.com/colleges.

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