Statement of Accreditation Status
California Lutheran University

60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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.

001133
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 19, 2015
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1962
Undergraduate FTE: 
2,721
Graduate FTE: 
1,183
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.

4-1-4 Plan
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
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Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Rodney Reynolds Director of Educational Effectiveness and Institutional Research rreynol [at] callutheran.edu
Board of Directors Chair Susan Lundeen-Smuck Board Chair susie.lundeen [at] yahoo.com
Chief Academic Officer Leanne Neilson Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs neilson [at] callutheran.edu
Chief Executive Officer Christopher Kimball President and CEO ckimball [at] callutheran.edu
Chief Financial Officer Karen Davis Vice President for Administration and Finance kdavis [at] callutheran.edu
Director Institutional Research Cathy Alexander Institutional Research Officer alexander [at] callutheran.edu
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
Bioengineering Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Biological Science Bachelors 1961 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
Computer Science Masters 2003 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
Criminal Justice Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Data Analytics Certificate Non-degree On-Site
Divinity Masters 2014 On-Site
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 On-Site
Education Specialist Credential - Mild to Moderate or Moderate to Severe Non-degree 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
Exercise Science Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Financial Planning Masters 2017 Distance Education
Financial Planning Certificate Non-degree Distance Education
French Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Geology Bachelors 1961 On-Site
German Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Global Studies Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Higher Education Leadership Professional Doctorate 2011 On-Site
History Bachelors 1961 On-Site
History Pedagogy Bachelors 2014 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
Marketing Communication Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Master of Science in Financial Planning Masters 2017 Distance Education
Mathematics Bachelors 1961 On-Site
MBA for Experienced Professionals Masters 2016 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 On-Site
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Non-degree On-Site
Preliminary Teaching Credential Non-degree On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Public Policy and Administration Masters 1975 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services Credential Non-degree On-Site
Quantitative Economics Masters 2009 On-Site
Religion Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Social Science Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Special Education Masters 1978 On-Site
Teacher Leadership Masters 1966 On-Site
Theatre Arts Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Theological Education for Emerging Ministries Non-degree On-Site
Theological Studies Masters 2014 On-Site
Theology & Christian Leadership Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2018 Progress Report
Spring 2020 Special Visit
Spring 2020 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 2024 Offsite Review
Spring 2025 Accreditation Visit

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