California Baptist University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Semester
First year of program 2011-2012

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 74
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 114
Average online teaching experience 15 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 100%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 53
Part-time faculty with doctorate 30
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 1
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 27
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 25
Average class size 15
Maximum class size 25


Online bachelor's degree programs 20
Online courses 244
Five most popular majors
Psychology, General 16%
Business/Commerce, General 15%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 11%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 11%
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 9%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General
Organizational Leadership
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Technology
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Tailored to meet your needs and give you 24/7 flexibility, with: Individual Advisors to help you throughout the program; Interactive learning environment that is more than just reading a syllabus and doing assignments; Cost effective education with financial aid options; Accessible to meet your needs, on your schedule; Latest technologies in distance education including Blackboard 9.1, Telepresence, and Webex; and faculty committed to your academic, professional, and spiritual success.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms N/A
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 76-99
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams No
Same exams are administered only once N/A
Exams have random question order N/A
Each user has unique exam login N/A
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered N/A
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Technological: SafeAssign and TurnItIn Non-technological: Student signed agreement to abide by the Student Handbook policies, ethical guidelines, and Honor Code.

List of Student Assessments Administered

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 124
Credits that must be earned through school 36
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1 year
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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