Statement of Accreditation Status
Azusa Pacific University

901 E. Alosta Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

001117
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 22, 2013
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

1900
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1961
Undergraduate FTE: 
5,625
Graduate FTE: 
3,274
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

Non-Profit
Sponsorship

Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

semester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
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Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Vicky Bowden Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs vbowden [at] apu.edu
Board of Directors Chair Peggy Campbell Board Chair pcampbell [at] ambassadoradvertising.com
Chief Academic Officer Mark Stanton Provost mstanton [at] apu.edu
Chief Executive Officer Jon Wallace President jwallace [at] apu.edu
Chief Financial Officer Bob Johansen CFO bjohansen [at] apu.edu
Director Institutional Research Chris Olson Director of Institutional Research colson [at] apu.edu
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
00111700 Azusa Pacific University Azusa Main Campus Active
00111714 High Desert Regional Campus Victorville Additional Active
00111701 Inland Empire Regional Campus San Bernadino Additional Active
00111717 Los Angeles Regional Site Los Angeles Additional Active
00111703 Murrieta Regional Campus Murrieta Additional Active
00111702 Orange County Regional Campus Orange Additional Active
00111720 Redlands Community Hospital Redlands Additional Active
Riverside University Health System Medical Center Moreno Valley Additional Active
00111710 San Diego Regional Campus San Diego Additional Active
00111718 University College at Azusa Pacific University San Dimas Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Added Authorization in Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Added Authorization: Adapted Physical Education Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (SON) Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post Master's Certificate Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Advanced Leadership (Human Resources/BAS) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Advanced Organizational Development and Change (Human Resources/SBM) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Advanced Performance Improvement (Human Resources) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Advanced Workplace Learning (Human Resources/SBM) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Artist Certificate (CMA) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Associate of Arts Associate 2011 Distance Education
Associate of Science in Health Sciences Associate 2011 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Allied Health Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Allied Health: Business Emphasis Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Art Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Business Management Bachelors 1973 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Cinematic Arts Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Digital Gaming and Interactive Media Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Economics Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in English Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in History Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Honors Humanities Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Management Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Music Bachelors 1944 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Theology Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Family Ministries Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for the Stage and Screen Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts Production Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Screenwriting Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Bachelor of Music in Composition Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Bachelor of Music in Music and Worship Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Bachelor of Music in Music Education Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Bachelor of Music in Performance Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Biology Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business: Accounting Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business: Business Economics Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business: Entrepreneurship Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business: Finance Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business: International Business Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business: Marketing Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Christian Leadership Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: LVN to BSN Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN Bachelors 2008 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Physics Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
Bachelor of Social Work Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BAS) Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Certificate of Advanced Management (UC) Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate of Business Principles (UC) Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Clear Administrative Services Credential Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Connective Leadership Institute (CLI) (BAS) Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Diversity (Human Resources/SBM) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Research Doctorate 1999 On-Site
Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership Research Doctorate 2004 On-Site
Doctor of Ministry Professional Doctorate 1996 On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice Professional Doctorate 2012 On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Professional Doctorate 2017 Distance Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Research Doctorate 2007 On-Site
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Research Doctorate 2004 On-Site
Doctor of Physical Therapy Professional Doctorate 2002 On-Site
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Professional Doctorate 1996 On-Site
Ed.S. in School Psychology Education Specialist 2012 On-Site
Education Specialist Clear Credential Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Educational and Clinical Counseling Pupil Personnel Services Counseling Masters 2012 On-Site
Family Nurse Practitioner (SON) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Gottman Level 1 Couples Therapy Certificate (BAS) Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Healthcare Administration and Leadership Post Master's Certificate Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Healthcare Administration and Leadership Post Master's Certificate Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
MA in Education: EdCounseling wPupil Personnel Services Credential Counseling Masters 2013 On-Site
MA in Educational Leadership and Preliminary Administrative Services Cred Masters 2015 Distance Education
Master in Business Administration Masters 2013 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Art Education Masters 2016 On-Site
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology: Family Psychology Masters 1996 On-Site
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy Masters 1996 On-Site
Master of Arts in Education: Educational Psychology Masters 2002 On-Site
Master of Arts in Education: Gifted and Talented Education Masters 2013 On-Site
Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Technology Masters 2011 On-Site
Master of Arts in Education: School Librarianship Masters 2001 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Education: Special Education Masters 2009 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Education: Special Education Masters 2009 On-Site
Master of Arts in Education:Teaching Masters 1975 On-Site
Master of Arts in Educational Technology Masters 2002 Distance Education
Master of Arts in English Masters 2015 On-Site
Master of Arts in Leadership Masters 2004 On-Site
Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies Masters 1994 On-Site
Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies Masters 2007 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Modern Art History Theory and Criticism Masters 2012 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Music Entrepreneurship Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Masters 1989 On-Site
Master of Arts in Physical Education Masters 2009 On-Site
Master of Arts in Psychology Masters 2015 On-Site
Master of Arts in Psychology Masters 2015 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Screenwriting Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Masters 1984 On-Site
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Masters 2008 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Theological Studies Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Arts in Transformational Urban Leadership Masters 2010 Distance Education
Master of Arts in User Experience Design Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Arts in Web Design Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters 1980 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Business Management Masters 1994 On-Site
Master of Divinity Masters 1988 On-Site
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art Masters 2006 On-Site
Master of Music Education Masters 1995 On-Site
Master of Music in Composition Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Music in Conducting Masters 1983 On-Site
Master of Music in Performance Masters 2007 On-Site
Master of Professional Accountancy Masters 2013 On-Site
Master of Professional Accountancy Masters 2013 On-Site
Master of Public Health Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Science in Applied Statistics Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Science in Athletic Training Masters 2014 On-Site
Master of Science in Biotechnology Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Science in Child Life Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development Masters 1992 On-Site
Master of Science in Nursing - Entry Level Masters Masters 2006 On-Site
Master of Science in Nursing - Traditional Masters 2003 On-Site
Master of Science in Nursing in Healthcare Administration and Leadership Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Science in Nursing in Healthcare Administration and Leadership Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Education Masters 2015 On-Site
Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Education Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Science in Organizational Psychology Masters 2015 On-Site
Master of Science in Physical Education Masters 2001 On-Site
Master of Science in Physical Education Masters 2013 Distance Education
Master of Science in Research Psychology and Data Analytics Masters 2016 On-Site
Master of Social Work Masters 2008 On-Site
Moderate/Severe Disabilities Specialist Preliminary Credential Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Nursing Education (SON) Non-degree 1998 On-Site
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (SON) Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Post Master's Certificate Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Post Professional Clinical Fellowship in Movement and Performance (BAS) Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Pre-Nursing Health Science (UC) Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Non-degree 2007 Distance Education
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (SON) Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Respecialization of Clinical Counseling Certificate (LPCC) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
School Nurse Services Credential Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Single Subject Reaching Credential Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Strengths Based Leadership & Education (BAS) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Strengths-Oriented Higher Education (BAS) Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Teacher Librarian Credential (Libraries) Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
Teacher Librarian Credential: Special Class Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2018 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Spring 2018 Progress Report
Spring 2021 Offsite Review
Fall 2021 Accreditation Visit

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