Statement of Accreditation Status
California Lutheran University

60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
United States

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.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited with Notice of Concern indicates that the institution, while it currently meets WASC Standards, is in danger of being found out of compliance with one or more Standards if current trends continue. It may also be issued if an institution is removed from sanction and the Commission wishes to emphasize the need for continuing progress. Formal Notice of Concern requires a special visit within four years to assess progress. If the Commission's concerns are not addressed by that time, a sanction is imposed.

Accredited with Notice of Concern
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 19, 2021
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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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.

Varies by Program
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Taiwo Ande Associate Provost for Educational Effectiveness tande [at]
Board of Directors Chair Bill Camarillo Chair, Board of Regent bill [at]
Chief Academic Officer Leanne Neilson Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs neilson [at]
Chief Executive Officer Lori Varlotta President varlotta [at]
Chief Financial Officer Karen Davis Vice President for Administration and Finance kdavis [at]
Director Institutional Research Cathy Alexander Institutional Research Officer alexander [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
00113300 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks Main Campus Active
113300 Oxnard Center Oxnard Additional Active
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Berkeley Branch Campus Active
113300 Santa Maria Center Santa Maria Branch Campus Active
001133 Westlake Center Westlake Village Additional Active
113300 Woodland Hills Center Woodland Hills Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accounting Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Art Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Biological Science Bachelors 1961 On-Site
BUS-MBA : Pathways Certificate Non-degree 2019 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 1972 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 2009 Distance Education
Business Administration Financial Planning Masters 2004 Distance Education
Business Management Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Certificate of Advanced Theological Studies Non-degree On-Site
Certificate of Theological Studies Non-degree On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Clinical Psychology Professional Doctorate 2010 On-Site
Clinical Psychology Masters 1978 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Computer Information Systems Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Counseling and College Student Personnel Masters 1982 On-Site
Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Masters 1982 On-Site
Counseling Psychology Masters 1978 On-Site
Criminology & Criminal Justice Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Cybersecurity Certificate Non-degree 2020 On-Site
Data Analytics Certificate Non-degree 2020 On-Site
Divinity Masters 2014 On-Site
Divinity Distance Education Masters 2019 Distance Education
Economics Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Masters 2007 On-Site
Education Specialist Credential - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Education Specialist Credential - Mild to Moderate or Moderate to Severe Non-degree 1978 On-Site
Educational Leadership Masters 1972 On-Site
Educational Leadership K-12 Professional Doctorate 2002 On-Site
English Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Environmental Science Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Ethnic and Race Studies Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Executive MBA Masters 2016 On-Site
Exercise Science Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Film and Television Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Financial Planning Masters 2017 Distance Education
Financial Planning Certificate Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
French Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Geology Bachelors 1961 On-Site
German Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Global Studies Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Global Supply Chain Management Certificate Non-degree 2018 On-Site
Higher Education Leadership Professional Doctorate 2011 On-Site
History Bachelors 1961 On-Site
History Pedagogy Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Hospitality and Tourism Management Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Information Technology Masters 2008 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Educational Studies Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 1975 On-Site
IT Management Certificate Non-degree On-Site
Management Masters 2018 On-Site
Management Masters 2018 Distance Education
Marketing Communication Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Multimedia Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Music Production Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Organizational Leadership Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Organizational Leadership Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Philosophy Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Post-Masters Certificate in Financial Economics and Risk Management Non-degree On-Site
Post-MBA Certificate Non-degree 1998 On-Site
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Non-degree 1972 On-Site
Preliminary Teaching Credential Non-degree 1966 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Public Policy and Administration Masters 1975 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services Credential Non-degree 1982 On-Site
Quantitative Economics Masters 2009 On-Site
Religion Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Special Education Masters 1978 On-Site
Sports Management Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Teacher Leadership Masters 1966 On-Site
Theatre Arts Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Theological Education for Emerging Ministries Non-degree On-Site
Theology & Christian Leadership Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2022 Special Visit
Fall 2024 Offsite Review
Spring 2025 Accreditation Visit

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