Statement of Accreditation Status
California Southern University

3330 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States
Telephone: 
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: 
204
Graduate FTE: 
2,261
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 John Minchin Chief Academic Officer jminchin [at] calsouthern.edu
Board of Directors Chair Ray Villanueva Chair of the Board of Trustees rvillanueva [at] cnei.edu
Chief Academic Officer John Minchin Chief Academic Officer jminchin [at] calsouthern.edu
Chief Executive Officer Donald Hecht Interim-President, Founder and Owner of California Southern University dhecht [at] calsouthern.edu
Chief Financial Officer Carol Stanton Chief Financial Officer cstanton [at] calsouthern.edu
Director Institutional Research Stephnie Hopple Director, Institutional Research, Assessment, and Faculty Center stephnie.hopple [at] my.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 On-Site
Certificate in Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Financial Management Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Healthcare Services Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate in Human Resource Management Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in International Business Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Leadership Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate in Management Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Pastoral Counseling Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Project Management Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Sports Psychology Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Strategic Leadership Non-degree 2000 On-Site
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 Counseling Masters 1994 Distance Education
Master of Business Administration Masters 1989 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 Exectuive 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
Spring 2018 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 2019 Offsite Review
Spring 2020 Accreditation Visit

No external resources are available for this institution.