California Baptist University is a private, 4-year school located in Riverside, CA. The school was founded as California Baptist College in 1950 in El Monte; the campus was relocated to Riverside in 1955 due to growth. The school is under the control of the California Southern Baptist Convention and continues to expand and add buildings year by year. In 2015, California Baptist University launched its first Doctorate program in the School of Nursing. The college reached university status in 1998. The picturesque 160 acre campus features Mission Revival architecture; the Yeager Center received specific recognition for design in 2004. Notable alumni include Saddleback Church founder Rick Warren.