Statement of Accreditation Status
Biola University

13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639-0001
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.

001122
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, June 24, 2016
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1961
Undergraduate FTE: 
4,031
Graduate FTE: 
1,423
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: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Rebecca Hong Assistant Provost for Educational Effectiveness rebecca.hong [at] biola.edu
Board of Directors Chair Wayne Lowell Chairman of the Board lowellwayn [at] aol.com
Chief Academic Officer Deborah Taylor Provost and Senior Vice President deborah.taylor [at] biola.edu
Chief Executive Officer Barry Corey President barry.corey [at] biola.edu
Chief Financial Officer Michael Pierce Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs michael.pierce [at] biola.edu
Director Institutional Research Gary Wytcherley Director of Institutional Research and Optimization gary.wytcherley [at] biola.edu
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
00112200 Biola University La Mirada Main Campus Active
00112200 Chiang Mai Lecture Site Chiang Mai Additional Active
00112200 Feinberg Center Brooklyn Additional Active
00112200 Kyiv Extension Kyiv Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
BA in Anthropology Bachelors 1999 On-Site
BA in Biblical and Theological Studies Bachelors 1949 On-Site
BA in Christian Ministries Bachelors 2009 On-Site
BA in Cinema and Media Arts Bachelors 2009 On-Site
BA in Communication Studies Bachelors 1971 On-Site
BA in English Bachelors 1952 On-Site
BA in History Bachelors 1954 On-Site
BA in Humanities Bachelors 1962 On-Site
BA in Intercultural Studies Bachelors 1978 On-Site
BA in Journalism & Integrated Media Bachelors 2001 On-Site
BA in Liberal Studies, Elementary Education Bachelors 1952 On-Site
BA in Liberal Studies, Multidisciplinary Bachelors 2014 On-Site
BA in Music Bachelors 1949 On-Site
BA in Philosophy Bachelors 1991 On-Site
BA in Political Science Bachelors 2007 On-Site
BA in Psychology Bachelors 1954 On-Site
BA in Public Relations Bachelors 2014 On-Site
BA in Social Science Bachelors 1962 On-Site
BA in Sociology Bachelors 1970 On-Site
BA in Spanish Bachelors 1998 On-Site
BA in Theater Bachelors 2010 On-Site
BBA in Accounting Bachelors 2015 On-Site
BFA in Studio Art Bachelors 2003 On-Site
BM in Music Composition Bachelors 1966 On-Site
BM in Music Education Bachelors 1958 On-Site
BM in Music Performance Bachelors 1958 On-Site
BS in Applied Psychology Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
BS in Biochemistry Bachelors 1988 On-Site
BS in Biological Science Bachelors 1964 On-Site
BS in Biological Science: Secondary Instruction Bachelors 2014 On-Site
BS in Business Administration Bachelors 1966 On-Site
BS in Chemistry Bachelors 2014 On-Site
BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders Bachelors 2007 On-Site
BS in Computer Science Bachelors 1984 On-Site
BS in Design Bachelors 2013 On-Site
BS in Engineering Physics Bachelors 2007 On-Site
BS in Environmental Science Bachelors 2010 On-Site
BS in Human Biology Bachelors 1997 On-Site
BS in Kinesiology Bachelors 2005 On-Site
BS in Mathematics Bachelors 1968 On-Site
BS in Music in Worship Bachelors 2003 On-Site
BS in Nursing Bachelors 1964 On-Site
BS in Physical Education Bachelors 1981 On-Site
BS in Physical Science Bachelors 1973 On-Site
BS in Physics Bachelors 2014 On-Site
BS In Studio Art Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Bible (Undergraduate) Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Certificate in Bible (Undergraduate) Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate in Bible and Theology (Undergraduate) Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Certificate in Bible and Theology (Undergraduate) Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies (Graduate) Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies (Graduate) Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Certificate in Integrative Counseling (Graduate) Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Certificate in Linguistics (Graduate) Non-degree 1991 On-Site
Certificate in Messianic Jewish Studies (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Certificate in Spiritual Formation (Graduate) Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Certificate in TESOL (Graduate) Non-degree 1991 On-Site
Certificate in TESOL (Undergraduate) Non-degree 1991 On-Site
Certificate in Theology (Graduate) Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
Certificate in Theology (Graduate) Non-degree 1996 On-Site
Child Development Permit: Assistant Permit (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Assistant Permit (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Child Development Permit: Associate Teacher Permit (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Associate Teacher Permit (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Child Development Permit: Master Teacher Permit (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Master Teacher Permit (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Child Development Permit: School-Age Emphasis (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 Distance Education
Child Development Permit: School-Age Emphasis (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Child Development Permit: Site Supervisor Permit (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Site Supervisor Permit (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Child Development Permit: Teacher Permit (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Teacher Permit (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Clear Credential (Graduate) Non-degree 2005 Distance Education
Curriculum & Instruction Certificate (Graduate) Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
Curriculum & Instruction Certificate (Graduate) Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Doctor of Intercultural Studies Professional Doctorate 1985 On-Site
Doctor of Ministry Professional Doctorate 1978 On-Site
Ed.D. in Educational Studies Research Doctorate 1984 On-Site
MA in Anthropology Masters 2008 On-Site
MA in Applied Linguistics Masters 1991 On-Site
MA in Christian Apologetics Masters 1999 On-Site
MA in Christian Education Masters 1964 On-Site
MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership Masters 1995 On-Site
MA in Clinical Psychology Masters 1978 On-Site
MA in Education Masters 2011 Distance Education
MA in Education Masters 1979 On-Site
MA in Intercultural Studies Masters 2017 Distance Education
MA in Intercultural Studies Masters 1983 On-Site
MA in Linguistics and Biblical Languages Masters 2007 On-Site
MA in Missions Masters 1974 On-Site
MA in Science & Religion Masters 2003 On-Site
MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care Masters 2002 On-Site
MA in Teaching Masters 2011 Distance Education
MA in Teaching Masters 2008 On-Site
MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Masters 2009 Distance Education
MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Masters 1991 On-Site
Master of Arts (Talbot School of Theology) Masters 1989 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters 2001 On-Site
Master of Divinity Masters 1952 On-Site
Master of Divinity Messianic Jewish Studies Masters 2007 On-Site
Master of Theology Masters 1956 On-Site
MPAcc in Professional Accountancy Masters 2015 On-Site
MS in Speech-Language Pathology Masters 2016 On-Site
Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential (Graduate) Non-degree 1960 On-Site
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology Research Doctorate 1978 On-Site
Ph.D. in Educational Studies Research Doctorate 1999 On-Site
Ph.D. in Intercultural Education Research Doctorate 1998 On-Site
Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies Research Doctorate 2009 On-Site
Preliminary Education Specialist Credential (Mild/Moderate) (Graduate) Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
PsyD in Clinical Psychology Professional Doctorate 1978 On-Site
Single Subject Preliminary Credential (Graduate) Non-degree 1960 On-Site
Special Education Certificate (Graduate) Non-degree 2011 Distance Education
Special Education Certificate (Undergraduate) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Special Education Credential (Graduate) Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2019 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Spring 2021 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)).

Fall 2025 Offsite Review
Spring 2026 Accreditation Visit

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