CPC began operations on July 1, 2007 in Redlands, CA. For two years prior to CPC’s opening, its founders operated a small ESL and certificate program in the Inland Empire. For several years prior to CPC’s opening, a number of educators, business people and investors had noticed a large void in value driven faith-based education and were considering the most cost effective remedy. The development and inauguration of CPC is the culmination of their collaborative effort. The 2019-20 academic year represented CPC’s 12th year of operation. CPC is pleased that its mission is making a difference in higher education as each semester more students participate in its benefits and the college continues to grow.
Founded in 2007 as a private, Christian, liberal arts junior college
Low tuition (under $10k per year) with focused curriculum helping students afford college without debt
Enrolled over 2,000 students since its opening and currently has an enrollment of over 150 full-time student equivalents.
Received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS – which means you can take a charitable deduction for your contribution.
Associate Degree programs approved by the state of California in 2018
Retention rate exceeds 80%
Completion rate and Transfer rate exceed 90%
Applied for Accreditation in 2017, completed its self evaluation report and site visit in 2019, and was granted Candidate status accreditation by ACCJC in January of 2020
Numerous conversions to Christ
California Preparatory College offers associate degree and certificate programs and exists to provide affordable higher education in a Christ-centered, diverse learning environment, focusing on rigorous academics, mission service and life skills while preparing students for continued education, job placement and service to humanity.