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California Baptist University
Since its founding in 1950, California Baptist University (CBU) has set the standard for educational excellence. Today, CBU offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and concentrations as well as 25 graduate majors and credential programs to more than 4,100 students. CBU continues to expand its undergraduate and graduate degree offerings, most recently in nursing and engineering, to meet the growing demands of the region. The high faculty to student ratio allows CBU to structure a student centered curriculum. Recently in U.S. News & World Report, CBU was named Best Master’s College.
La Sierra University
La Sierra University (LSU) is a coeducational institution located in Riverside and is part of the Seventh-Day Adventist system of higher education. The university offers graduate and undergraduate curricula in liberal arts and applied sciences, business management, religion and programs for professional education in fulfillment of requirements for teaching credentials. Today the institution provides more than 120 bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees for about 2,000 students. A unique Service Learning program affirms the university’s 84-year commitment to values-based education. To Seek, To Know and To Serve is the key to the mission that drives LSU.
Riverside Community College
Riverside Community College (RCC) is the seventh oldest community college in California. Each semester, more than 19,000 students earn an associate degree, career certificate or complete transfer requirements for a four-year college or university. Known for its top-rated nursing, physician assistant and education/teacher preparation programs, RCC offers more than 100 different degree and certificate programs. RCC is also home to Gateway College, Middle College/Early College and Workforce Preparation programs. Open Campus (online education), Community Education and other unique initiatives provide learning opportunities for students age 16 to 65+.
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Riverside (UCR), is one of 10 campuses in the University of California system and is the only public research university in Inland Southern California. Since opening in 1954, UCR has made its mark nationally and internationally. UCR offers Bachelor degree programs in 78 majors, 50 Master’s degree programs, 38 Ph.D. programs and 17 state teaching credentials to nearly 17,000 students each year. UCR’s Citrus Experiment Station, established in 1907, was pivotal in refining the use of biological controls in agriculture as well as developing more than 40 new citrus varieties. The university devotes much of its research and finances to its agriculture and also conducts ground breaking research and scholarship in nanoscience, geophysics, environmental research and the humanities.