Rankings And Statistics

The Master’s University and Seminary is ranked and compared by numerous local and national publications and institutions. These rankings help to recognize the ongoing excellence and competitiveness of our institution. We have listed some recent rankings by category. If you would like to make a comment or add a source, please contact mail@masters.edu.


General

  • #1 “Right Choice” University (Wall Street Journal 2017 & 2018)
  • Top 2 Most Inspirational Schools Nationwide (WSJ 2017)
  • Top 2% Best Conservative Colleges in California (Niche 2020)
  • Best Value Schools ( U.S. News Best Colleges 2021)
  • #4 Best Student-Teacher Ratio (U.S. News 2017)
  • #20 Best Schools for Veterans (U.S. News 2017)
  • Best Christian Colleges & Universities (College Consensus 2020)
  • #4 Top Christian Colleges & Universities in California (Crosswalk 2019)
  • #11 Best Online Colleges in California (BestColleges 2020)

Campus

  • Top 3% Safest College Campuses in America (Niche 2020)
  • Top 9% Best College Dorms and top 9% Best College Campuses in America Overall (Niche 2020)
  • Top 4% Best Student Life (Niche 2020)
  • Best College Food #4 of 18, Small Christian Colleges in California (Niche 2020)

Academics

  • #1 Business Program for CPA Pass-Rate in California (NASBA)
  • #1 Online Bachelor’s in Ministry Programs (thebestcolleges.org 2019)
  • Top 7% nationally overall, top 5% in marketing, top 3% in finance (NASBA)
  • 95% Medical School Acceptance Rate
  • 100% Teacher and Business graduate placement rate in 2018
  • Top 10% Best Business Programs, Small Christian Colleges in America (Niche 2020)
  • Best Online Bachelors Program, (U.S. News 2016)
  • Best Communications Majors: #3 of 11 (Niche 2020)
  • Best English Majors: #3 of 8, Top 14% in America (Niche 2020)
  • Best History Majors: #3 of 11, Top 12% in America (Niche 2020)
  • Best Kinesiology Majors: #3 of 10, Small Christian Colleges in California (Niche 2020)
  • Best Communications Degrees, #20 Nationwide (Learn.org 2021)
  • 100% required Statement of Faith and Pastoral Recommendation for Admissions
  • 3.7 GPA average for new undergrad students in 2020
  • NASM accredited ed School of Music, with 97th percentile test scores for Sr. Bachelor of Music program
  • 400+ Written Biblical Counseling Theses

Athletics

  • 196 NAIA All-Americans produced
  • #1-ranked Women’s Basketball team in NAIA for part of 2019-20 season.
  • #1-ranked Men’s Basketball team in NAIA for part of 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.
  • 2010-2019 Men’s Cross Country GSAC Champions
  • 2018 Women’s Volleyball GSAC Regular Season and Tournament Champions
  • 2015-2017 Men’s Golf GSAC Champions
  • 5 Individual NAIA National Champions since 2004 (Men’s Golf, Cross Country, Track)

Financial Aid

  • 98% of on-campus students receive financial assistance (2018-19)
  • $7.2 million in institutional aid awarded annually
  • 30.5% More Affordable Tuition compared to the average tuition cost at 15 other private Christian universities in California (October 2018)
  • 61.2% student graduation rate compared to average Christian colleges (52.9%), and public institutions (32.8%) (CCCU.org 2019).
  • 67% of students graduate with less than $20,000 in loan debt (2019), compared with the national average of $29,800 90th percentile in LendEDU’s 2019 with lowest default rates nationwide
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