Statement of Accreditation Status
California Southern University

3330 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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.

04264000
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.

2015
Undergraduate FTE: 
255
Graduate FTE: 
2,569
Financial Structure Type

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

For-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: 
No
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer LaSharnda Beckwith Chief Academic Officer lbeckwith [at] calsouthern.edu
Board of Directors Chair Ray Villanueva Chair of the Board of Trustees rvillanueva [at] cnei.edu
Chief Academic Officer LaSharnda Beckwith Chief Academic Officer lbeckwith [at] calsouthern.edu
Chief Executive Officer Gwen Finestone President and Chief Executive Officer gfinestone [at] calsouthern.edu
Chief Financial Officer Carol Stanton Chief Financial Officer cstanton [at] calsouthern.edu
Director Institutional Research Rhiannon Krone Chief Compliance Officer rkrone [at] calsouthern.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies Associate 1989 Distance Education
Bachelor of Applied Science Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelors 1996 Distance Education
Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelors 1989 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Certificate in Addiction Studies Non-degree 2012 Distance Education
Certificate in Advanced Addiction Studies Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Financial Management Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Certificate in Healthcare Services Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Certificate in Human Resource Management Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Certificate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Certificate in International Business Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Certificate in Leadership Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Certificate in Management Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Certificate in Pastoral Counseling Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Certificate in Project Management Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Certificate in Sport Psychology Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Certificate in Strategic Leadership Non-degree 2000 Distance Education
Doctor of Business Administration Professional Doctorate 1994 Distance Education
Doctor of Psychology Professional Doctorate 1994 Distance Education
Juris Doctor Professional Doctorate 1994 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Psychology (with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy) Masters 1994 Distance Education
Master of Business Administration Masters 1989 Distance Education
Master of Education Masters 2018 Distance Education
Master of Laws Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Science in Dispute Resolution Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Science in Law Masters 1996 Distance Education
Master of Science in Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Masters 2013 Distance Education
Master of Science in Nursing Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Science in Psychology Masters 2006 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2018 Progress Report
Fall 2019 Offsite Review
Spring 2020 Accreditation Visit

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