Best of the West

  • Ranked by Forbes as #36 in Best Universities in the West.
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report 2016 Edition—America’s Top Colleges: #12 Western Regional Universities.
  • Named “One of Higher Ed’s Best Kept Secrets” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016 edition.
  • Ranked by Princeton Review 2017 as one of the Best 381 Colleges.
  • Named by Washington Monthly 2016 among the Top 30 Nationally for the Public Good.
  • The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its 2014 Teacher Prep Review - top three programs in California in training high school teachers.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Redlands

1. Credibility

Not only do we have a 100-year history, but we're ranked among the Best of the West by Forbes Magazine, Princeton Review and the US News and World Report. 


2. Accelerated Programs

Earn your credential in 10 months or a master's degree between 18 months to two years - and take classes just one or two nights a week. 

  • Doctorate in Educational Justice (Ed.D.) (3-4 years)
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2 years)
  • MA in Education
    • Counseling (2 years)
    • Curriculum and Instruction (15-24 months)
    • Educational Administration (2 years)
    • Higher Education (2 years)
  • MA in Learning and Teaching (16 months)
  • Professional Credentials (12-24 months)
  • Teaching Credentials
    • Multiple and Single Subject (12 months)
    • Special Education (11 months)


3. Reputation

Redlands' stellar reputation with school districts gives you a competitive advantage. We've shaped public education in the Inland Empire for 90 years, longer than any other college or university.


4. Balance

You'll combine educational theory and practice through fieldwork assignments incorporated into classes-and that's just one example of our holistic learning approach. Earn your degree in a school dedicated to educational access and equity. Help America's students, regardless of background, receive a quality education.


5. Financial Assistance

Everyone deserves the opportunity to earn a degree, and we're here to support your dreams. In fact, more than half of our students receive financial aid, including a variety of grants.