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Biola University

13800 Biola Avenue

La Mirada, CA 90639-0001

United States

Telephone: 562-903-6000

URL: https://www.biola.edu

Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Maureen A. Maloney

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning. https://www.biola.edu/outcomes

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: July 17, 2020

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1961

Undergraduate FTE: 3,505

Graduate FTE: 1,331

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 Financial Aid: Yes

RoleNameTitleEmail
Accreditation Liaison OfficerDeborah TaylorProvost and Sr. Vice Presidentdeborah.taylor@biola.edu
Board of Directors ChairMichael MaplesTrusteemichael.maples@biola.edu
Chief Academic OfficerDeborah TaylorProvost and Sr. Vice Presidentdeborah.taylor@biola.edu
Chief Executive OfficerBarry CoreyPresidentbarry.corey@biola.edu
Chief Financial OfficerMichael PierceVice President for University Operations and Financemichael.pierce@biola.edu
Director Institutional ResearchDavid ShynnSenior Director for University Planning & New Business Venturesdavid.shynn@biola.edu
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00112200Biola UniversityLa MiradaMain CampusActive
00112200Chiang Mai Lecture SiteChiang MaiAdditionalActive
00112200Feinberg CenterBrooklynAdditionalActive
00112200Kyiv ExtensionKyivAdditionalActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
BA Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors2017On-Site
BA in AnthropologyBachelors1999On-Site
BA in Bible, Theology, and MinistryBachelors1949On-Site
BA in Cinema and Media ArtsBachelors2009On-Site
BA in Communication StudiesBachelors1971On-Site
BA in Early ChildhoodBachelors2021On-Site
BA in EnglishBachelors1952On-Site
BA in Game Design and Interactive MediaBachelors2020On-Site
BA in HistoryBachelors1954On-Site
BA in Intercultural StudiesBachelors1978On-Site
BA in Journalism & Integrated MediaBachelors2001On-Site
BA in Liberal Studies, Elementary EducationBachelors1952On-Site
BA in Liberal Studies, MultidisciplinaryBachelors2014On-Site
BA in MusicBachelors1949On-Site
BA in PhilosophyBachelors1991On-Site
BA in Political ScienceBachelors2007On-Site
BA in PsychologyBachelors1954On-Site
BA in Public Relations and Strategic CommunicationBachelors2014On-Site
BA in SociologyBachelors1970On-Site
BA in SpanishBachelors1998On-Site
BA in TheatreBachelors2010On-Site
BA in Writing for Film and TelevisionBachelors2021On-Site
BFA in Studio ArtBachelors2003On-Site
BM Music TherapyBachelors2020On-Site
BM Worship ArtsBachelors2018On-Site
BM in Music CompositionBachelors1966On-Site
BM in Music EducationBachelors1958On-Site
BM in Music PerformanceBachelors1958On-Site
BS Bible, Theology, and ApologeticsBachelors2021Distance Education
BS Biblical MinistriesBachelors2017Distance Education
BS Business ManagementBachelors2017Distance Education
BS Communication StudiesBachelors2021Distance Education
BS Music in WorshipBachelors2003On-Site
BS Public Relations & Reputation ManagementBachelors2020Distance Education
BS in AccountingBachelors2015On-Site
BS in Applied PsychologyBachelors2014Distance Education
BS in ArtBachelors2010On-Site
BS in BiochemistryBachelors1988On-Site
BS in Biological ScienceBachelors1964On-Site
BS in Biological Science: Secondary InstructionBachelors2014On-Site
BS in Business AdministrationBachelors1966On-Site
BS in ChemistryBachelors2014On-Site
BS in Communication Sciences and DisordersBachelors2007On-Site
BS in Computer ScienceBachelors1984On-Site
BS in DesignBachelors2013On-Site
BS in Early ChildhoodBachelors2021Distance Education
BS in Engineering PhysicsBachelors2007On-Site
BS in Environmental ScienceBachelors2010On-Site
BS in Human BiologyBachelors1997On-Site
BS in Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors2020Distance Education
BS in KinesiologyBachelors2005On-Site
BS in MathematicsBachelors1968On-Site
BS in NursingBachelors1964On-Site
BS in Physical EducationBachelors1981On-Site
BS in Physical ScienceBachelors1973On-Site
BS in PhysicsBachelors2014On-Site
Bachelor of Science, Applied PhysicsBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Science, Health SciencesBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Science, Public HealthBachelors2019On-Site
Certificate in Bible (Undergraduate)Non-degree2015On-Site
Certificate in Bible (Undergraduate)Non-degree2015Distance Education
Certificate in Bible and Theology (Undergraduate)Non-degree2015Distance Education
Certificate in Bible and Theology (Undergraduate)Non-degree2015On-Site
Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies (Graduate)Non-degree2014Distance Education
Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies (Graduate)Non-degree2014On-Site
Certificate in Integrative Counseling (Graduate)Non-degree2017Distance Education
Certificate in Linguistics (Graduate)Non-degree1991On-Site
Certificate in Messianic Jewish Studies (Graduate)Non-degree2011On-Site
Certificate in Spiritual Formation (Graduate)Non-degree2001On-Site
Certificate in TESOL (Graduate)Non-degree1991On-Site
Certificate in TESOL (Undergraduate)Non-degree1991On-Site
Certificate in Theology (Graduate)Non-degree1996On-Site
Certificate in Theology (Graduate)Non-degree2014Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Assistant PermitNon-degree2011Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Assistant PermitNon-degree2011On-Site
Child Development Permit: Associate Teacher PermitNon-degree2011Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Associate Teacher PermitNon-degree2011On-Site
Child Development Permit: Master Teacher PermitNon-degree2011Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Master Teacher PermitNon-degree2011On-Site
Child Development Permit: School-Age EmphasisNon-degree2011Distance Education
Child Development Permit: School-Age EmphasisNon-degree2011On-Site
Child Development Permit: Site Supervisor PermitNon-degree2011On-Site
Child Development Permit: Site Supervisor PermitNon-degree2011Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Teacher PermitNon-degree2011Distance Education
Child Development Permit: Teacher PermitNon-degree2011On-Site
Clear Credential (Graduate)Non-degree2005Distance Education
Curriculum & Instruction Certificate (Graduate)Non-degree2014On-Site
Curriculum & Instruction Certificate (Graduate)Non-degree2014Distance Education
Doctor of Intercultural StudiesProfessional Doctorate1985On-Site
Doctor of MinistryProfessional Doctorate1978On-Site
Ed.D. in Educational StudiesResearch Doctorate1984On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial PlanningNon-degree2021Distance Education
MA Public Relations & Reputation ManagementMasters2020Distance Education
MA in AnthropologyMasters2008On-Site
MA in Applied LinguisticsMasters1991On-Site
MA in Christian ApologeticsMasters1999On-Site
MA in Christian ApologeticsMasters2021Distance Education
MA in Christian EducationMasters1964On-Site
MA in Christian Ministry and LeadershipMasters1995On-Site
MA in Clinical PsychologyMasters1978On-Site
MA in EducationMasters1979On-Site
MA in EducationMasters2011Distance Education
MA in Intercultural StudiesMasters1983On-Site
MA in Intercultural StudiesMasters2017Distance Education
MA in Linguistics and Biblical LanguagesMasters2007On-Site
MA in Marriage & Family TherapyMasters2020On-Site
MA in MissionsMasters1974On-Site
MA in Science & ReligionMasters2003On-Site
MA in Science & ReligionMasters2021Distance Education
MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul CareMasters2002On-Site
MA in TeachingMasters2011Distance Education
MA in TeachingMasters2008On-Site
MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesMasters2009Distance Education
MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesMasters1991On-Site
MPAcc in Professional AccountancyMasters2015On-Site
MS Curriculum, Instruction and PublicationMasters2017Distance Education
MS Special EducationMasters2017Distance Education
MS in Speech-Language PathologyMasters2016On-Site
Master of Arts (Talbot School of Theology)Masters2017Distance Education
Master of Arts (Talbot School of Theology)Masters1989On-Site
Master of Arts in Leadership and InnovationMasters2021Distance Education
Master of Arts, Classical TheologyMasters2019On-Site
Master of Business AdministrationMasters2001On-Site
Master of Business Administration (Online)Masters2019Distance Education
Master of DivinityMasters1952On-Site
Master of DivinityMasters2021Distance Education
Master of Divinity Messianic Jewish StudiesMasters2007On-Site
Master of Management, Non-Profit Organizations (Online)Masters2019Distance Education
Master of Management, Nonprofit OrganizationsMasters2017On-Site
Master of Public HealthMasters2021Distance Education
Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing EducationMasters2019Distance Education
Master of TheologyMasters1956On-Site
Multiple Subject Credential Intern (Graduate)Non-degree2021Distance Education
Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential (Graduate)Non-degree2021Distance Education
Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential (Graduate)Non-degree1960On-Site
Ph.D. in Clinical PsychologyResearch Doctorate1978On-Site
Ph.D. in Educational StudiesResearch Doctorate1999On-Site
Ph.D. in Intercultural EducationResearch Doctorate1998On-Site
Ph.D. in Intercultural StudiesResearch Doctorate2009On-Site
Preliminary Education Specialist Credential (Mild/Moderate) (Graduate)Non-degree2014Distance Education
PsyD in Clinical PsychologyProfessional Doctorate1978On-Site
Public Relations Certificate in Leadership & EthicsNon-degree2020Distance Education
Public Relations Certificate in Social MediaNon-degree2020Distance Education
Public Relations Certificate in Strategic CommunicationNon-degree2020Distance Education
Single Subject Credential Intern (Graduate)Non-degree2021Distance Education
Single Subject Preliminary Credential (Graduate)Non-degree1960On-Site
Single Subject Preliminary Credential (Graduate)Non-degree2021Distance Education
Special Education Certificate (Graduate)Non-degree2011Distance Education
Special Education Certificate (Undergraduate)Non-degree2011On-Site
Special Education Credential (Graduate)Non-degree2014Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2023Progress Report
Fall2025Offsite Review
Spring2026Accreditation Visit