This shouldn’t come as a surprise to all of you in the Foodie and Drinkie Empire: several Inland craft breweries have scored home runs in the Great American Beer Festival.
The awards came Monday, Sept. 26 at the ceremony in Denver, Colo. Among the 275 all-stars, 67 of the breweries hail from The Golden State and six are from the Inland area.
Our very own Heroes Restaurant & Brewery took home a silver medal for its Boxcar Blonde Ale which is brewed right here in downtown Riverside. Out of 6,647 breweries who entered, they were one of 275 who received medals. All in all, it was another step forward for the region and city as a whole.
By offering superior beverages and food, Heroes helps make Riverside a location of choice for people seeking a city with great amenities.
Fall 2015 enrollment at California Baptist University set another record with 8,541 students—a 7.3 percent increase above the fall 2014 enrollment figure, President Ronald L. Ellis announced today.
Additionally, this year’s record enrollment marks a significant milestone, surpassing the university’s “8080 by 2020” enrollment goal—five years earlier than scheduled. The goal was set in 2005 to reach 10 times the number of students enrolled (808) when Dr. Ellis began his tenure as president in 1994. The new figure represents a 1057 percent increase over 1994 enrollment.
“By shattering the 8,080 by 2020 goal, fall 2015 is an historic enrollment increase on top of a sustained two decades of significant increases,” Ellis said.
This year’s triple digit increase follows three years of 600-plus increases of 610, 698, and 618; a one-year, four digit increase of 1,113; and last year’s three digit increase of 813. With the latest year-to-year increase of 584, CBU enrollment over the past six years has grown 4,436 students on a base of 4,105 in fall 2009—a 108% increase in six years.
California Baptist University is always expanding and improving in a remarkable fashion. Representing Seizing Our Destiny’s location of choice pillar, CBU attracts students and professionals from across the country due to the great reputation and overall integrity that the campus stands by.
At a time when enrollment at community colleges statewide is flat, Inland Southern California campuses are rebounding from the wave of sharp declines that followed the Great Recession and the deep education budget cuts the slump prompted.
And most local colleges are reporting enrollment increases for the fall classes just getting underway.
“We’re kind of bucking the trend,” said Robert Schmidt, a spokesman for the Riverside Community College District, on Monday.
Leading the way this fall is Norco College, which has cracked the 10,000 mark in surging 8.3 percent from fall 2014, according to Riverside Community College District statistics. Riverside City College has also seen increases in enrollment the fall semester. The increase in enrollment in the Inland Empire is great representation of why the Inland Empire and Riverside or becoming a location of choice for students seeking an affordable education.
In San Bernardino County, Rancho Cucamonga-based Chaffey College has surged 5.6 percent, said spokeswoman Sheryl Herchenroeder. And the three-campus institution has surpassed 20,000 in enrollment.
The University of California, Riverside has been recognized by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a Bright Spot in Hispanic education. The announcement was made Sept. 15, 2015 at the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month and in honor of the Initiative’s 25th anniversary in Washington, D.C.
As a Bright Spot, UC Riverside is part of a national online catalogthat includes over 230 programs that invest in key education priorities for Hispanics. In two separate entries, the university is being honored for its student success efforts with the College of Natural and Agricultural Science’s freshman learning communities, as well as for its ethnic parity in campus graduation rates. It is rare to have very little gap between students of different ethnicities.
UCR is a testament to the diversity of our city which falls within the pillars Unified City and Location of Choice. People have a desire to meet and communicate with others that are not like themselves, and there are many opportunities for that in Riverside
For the tenth time in as many years, California Baptist University has been named one of America’s Best Colleges in rankings by U.S.News and World Report for 2016. In addition to a top-40 ranking as a “Best Regional University”, CBU also ranked among the “Best Colleges for Veterans” and “Best Online Degree Programs” in the nation.
The 2016 rankings place CBU in the top tier of educational institutions across the nation. CBU’s No. 39 ranking in the publication’s “Best Regional Universities” in the West for 2016 is a change of just one position from No. 38 for 2015, which was up four spots from No.42 the previous year. Once again CBU is demonstrating what makes it a location of choicefor students from all around the globe.
For 2016, the category of Best Regional Universities includes 618 institutions that offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees and master’s degrees but few, if any, doctoral programs. A full list of the rankings can be viewed at www.usnews.com/colleges.
The University of California, Riverside has been ranked as 121st overall among national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges Guide which was released on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015.
Additionally, UCR was once again listed among the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation, while the School of Business Administration’s Undergraduate Business Program was ranked among the best in the nation. UCR has always been a great example of Seizing Our Destiny’s unified city pillar. They strive everyday to offer opportunities for people of all cultures, backgrounds, and interests to receive a great education at a great price.
Among the nearly 1,400 national universities rated in the survey, UC Riverside was placed in a tie for 121st with the University of Arizona, with 39 points. In last year’s survey, UCR was 113th with 43 points.
Once again UCR was cited as one of the most ethnically diverse national universities, tied for 7th with a .69 on the diversity index, where 1.0 is the highest-possible score. Last year, the university had a .70 index, and was ranked 6th. The survey rates how “likely it is for students to run into students from a different ethnic group.”
The School of Business Administration’s undergraduate business program was included in their list of “Best Business Programs,” placing in a tie for 80th. The survey was conducted surveyed deans and senior faculty at business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
La Sierra University tied for 57th place along with three other schools on the news organization’s list of 89 Best Regional Universities in 15 western states. The ranking is one of a number of lists released today by U.S. News for its 2016 Best Colleges report.
U.S. News ranked a total of 618 regional universities divided into four areas — North, South, Midwest and West. The institutions offer a full range of undergraduate degrees and master’s programs, but few doctoral degrees and as such are ranked against their peer groups rather than nationally. “In general, they tend to draw students most heavily from surrounding states,” the news organization stated.
U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings of colleges and universities within each category on a composite weighted score derived from weighted scores in several areas—graduation and retention rates, peer assessment, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance, and alumni giving.
The 2016 Best Colleges report provides rankings data on nearly 1,800 schools around the country. The report can be accessed here: www.usnews.com.
The U.S. News ranking falls on the heels of La Sierra’s high placement in Money Magazine’s Best Colleges lists published in July. The university ranked eighth in the nation on a list of 50 universities and colleges around the country lauded by the magazine for adding the most value to students’ education by helping them exceed expectations. La Sierra’s consecutive achievements help make the college and Riverside a location of choice for students seeking a great education.
The survey includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories. The book also includes 62 ranking lists of top-20 schools in a variety of categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 136,000 students attending the colleges, an average of 358 per campus.
Only 15 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in what the Princeton Review calls its “flagship college guide.” Be profiled in this guide is yet another way UCR is helping Riverside become a location of choice for students from around the globe.
Among today’s urban migrants, Austin, TX, and Riverside, CA, hold more appeal than New York City and Los Angeles. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 18% of people who moved last year—that’s 8.5 million people—traded one metropolitan area for another, and a big chunk of them traded down for a smaller city not far away.
Los Angeles is still the top destination, with almost 245,000 people relocating from other metro areas, followed by New York City and Washington, DC. However, these big cities are also losing residents—more then they’re gaining. Almost 400,000 people quit The Big Apple last year, and 340,000 fled Los Angeles. (Note that this Census report looked only at people moving between metropolitan areas, and so didn’t count people moving between cities and small towns.)
Smaller cities such as Austin and Riverside—and not-so-small Houston—are gaining prosperity, with more people moving in than out.
A separate Census Bureau study showed that 10% of U.S. residents are dissatisfied with their current housing, neighborhood, local safety, or public services to the point that they want to move.
Riverside has increasingly become the ‘location of choice‘ for people and organizations escaping the hectic lifestyle of big cities.
For the third consecutive year, Washington Monthly magazine has ranked the University of California, Riverside second among national universities in its 11th annual College Ranking Survey.
It is the fifth consecutive year that UC Riverside has been ranked among the top 10 schools in the survey of universities, which considers civic engagement, research, and social mobility. Prior to the No. 2 ranking in 2014 and 2013, UCR was fifth in 2011 and ninth in 2012.
Washington Monthly editors said that ranking four-year colleges on measures of upward mobility, research and service “would make the whole system (of higher education) better, if only schools would compete on them,” instead of “the U.S. News-validated idea that the ‘best’ schools are the ones that spend the most money, exclude the most students, and impress a small circle of elites. We think that those criteria have helped lead the higher education system down its current ruinous path.”
Representing Seizing Our Destiny’s location of choicepillar, UCR attracts students from across the country due to their great reputation and their outstanding scholastic achievements.