Statement of Accreditation Status
Concordia University Irvine

1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612-3299
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- 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.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 20, 2014
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Religious Control
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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Deborah Lee Director of Institutional Research and Assessment deborah.lee [at]
Board of Directors Chair Elmer Gooding Board Chair elmer.gooding [at]
Chief Academic Officer Peter Senkbeil Provost peter.senkbeil [at]
Chief Executive Officer Kurt Krueger President kurt.krueger [at]
Chief Financial Officer Kevin Tilden Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer kevin.tilden [at]
Director Institutional Research Deborah Lee Director of Institutional Research and Assessment deborah.lee [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
02070556 American Canyon High School American Canyon Additional Active
02070537 Ascension Lutheran School Hawthorne Additional Active
02070509 Beckham High School Irvine Additional Active
02070515 Bethany Lutheran School Long Beach Additional Active
02070508 Chapman Educational Center Garden Grove Additional Active
02070546 Christ Lutheran High School La Mesa Additional Active
02070529 Citrus Hill High School Perris Additional Active
02070580 Concord High School Concord Additional Active
02070504 Concordia University - LA Regional Center Arcadia Branch Campus Active
02070503 Concordia University - Temecula Regional Center Temecula Branch Campus Active
02070500 Concordia University Irvine Irvine Main Campus Active
02070506 Corona High School Corona Additional Active
02070547 Creekside Elementary San Diego Additional Active
02070522 Don Bosco High School Rosemead Additional Active
02070542 El Dorado High School Placentia Additional Active
02070502 Escondido Regional Center Escondido Branch Campus Active
02070518 Faith Lutheran School Vista Additional Active
02070507 Fountain Valley High School Fountain Valley Additional Active
02070574 Fremont High School Sunnyvale Additional Active
02070533 Garden Park Elementary School Garden Grove Additional Active
02070572 Glendale High School Glendale Additional Active
02070544 Grand Terrace High School Grand Terrace Additional Active
02070566 Grapevine Elementary Vista Additional Active
02070551 Green Elementary School San Diego Additional Active
02070576 Incarnation Community Center Glendale Additional Active
02070541 Irving Middle School Los Angeles Additional Active
02070516 La Mirada Unified School District Norwalk Additional Active
02070548 La Serna High School Whittier Additional Active
02070532 Laguna Hills High School Laguna Hills Additional Active
02070571 Linfield Christian School Temecula Additional Active
02070562 Linwood E. Howe Elementary School Culver City Additional Active
02070554 Los Gatos Regional Center Los Gatos Branch Campus Active
02070530 Lutheran High School La Verne La Verne Additional Active
02070501 Lutheran High School of Orange Orange Additional Active
02070519 Mark Twain Elementary School Lawndale Additional Active
02070579 Messiah Lutheran Church and Preschool Santa Cruz Additional Active
02070569 Milpitas High School Milpitas Additional Active
02070545 Mojave High School Hesperia Additional Active
02070514 Mt. Calvary Lutheran School Diamond Bar Additional Active
02070563 Ocotillo Elementary School Palmdale Additional Active
02070582 Pacific Workplaces Pleasant Hill Additional Active
02070550 Palmdale Regional Center Palmdale Branch Campus Active
02070568 Park Place Campus Irvine Additional Active
02070555 Piedmont Regional Center Piedmont Branch Campus Active
02070525 Plaza Elementary Irvine Additional Active
02070535 Redeemer Lutheran Church Ontario Additional Active
02070531 Redeemer Lutheran School Southgate Additional Active
02070573 Roosevelt Middle School Glendale Additional Active
02070578 Roosevelt School Redwood City Additional Active
02070543 San Bernardino County Regional Center San Bernardino Branch Campus Active
02070565 San Elijo Middle School San Marcos Additional Active
02070564 Soquel High School Soquel Additional Active
02070553 St. John's Lutheran School Oxnard Additional Active
02070527 St. Paul's Lutheran School Los Angeles Additional Active
02070570 Sylvandale Middle School San Jose Additional Active
02070559 Taft Middle School San Diego Additional Active
02070549 Thousand Oaks Regional Center Thousand Oaks Branch Campus Active
02070539 Trinity Lutheran School Hawthorne Additional Active
02070567 Val Verde High School Perris Additional Active
02070538 Valley Presbyterian North Hills Additional Active
02070575 West Portal Lutheran San Francisco Additional Active
02070536 Whittier Union High School District Whittier Additional Active
02070581 Will Rogers Middle School Lawndale Additional Active
02070577 Willow Elementary Covina Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Academic Intensive English Program Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Art Bachelors 1987 On-Site
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Associate 2014 Distance Education
Athletic Training Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Behavioral Science Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Biblical Languages Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Biology (Bachelor of Arts) Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Biology (Bachelor of Science) Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Business Administration & Leadership Bachelors 2001 Distance Education
Chemistry Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Christian Education Leadership Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Counseling Certificate Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Dale Carnegie Certificate Program Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Director of Christian Education Non-degree 1981 On-Site
Doctor of Education Professional Doctorate 2014 Distance Education
Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Preliminary Intern Credential Program Non-degree 2015 On-Site
English Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Executive Coaching Certificate Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Exercise and Sport Science (Bachelor of Arts) Bachelors 1987 On-Site
Exercise and Sport Science (Bachelor of Science) Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Graphic Design Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Healthcare Management Bachelors 2011 On-Site
History Bachelors 1976 On-Site
History and Political Thought Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Humanities and Fine Arts Bachelors 1978 On-Site
International Studies Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Joint Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts in International Studies Masters 2009 On-Site
Liberal Arts Bachelors 2001 Distance Education
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1981 On-Site
Lutheran Teacher Education Non-degree 1982 On-Site
LVN to RN Certificate Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration Masters 2005 On-Site
Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration Masters 2008 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Counseling Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Education Masters 2001 On-Site
Master of Arts in Education Masters 2004 Distance Education
Master of Arts in International Studies Masters 2005 On-Site
Master of Arts in International Studies-Africa Masters 2015 On-Site
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Theology Masters 2013 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Theology Masters 1998 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters 1999 On-Site
Master of Education Masters 2001 On-Site
Master of Healthcare Administration Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Science in Coaching and Athletics Administration Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Science in Nursing Masters 2015 Distance Education
Master of Science in Nursing Masters 2015 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Non-Profit Leadership Bachelors 2000 Distance Education
Nonprofit Leadership Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Organizational Leadership Certificate Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Organizational Psychology Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Perinatal Orientation and Education Program Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Teacher Credential - Clear Induction Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Teacher Credential - Multiple Subject Non-degree 1981 On-Site
Teacher Credential - Single Subject Non-degree 1981 On-Site
Teacher Credential - Special Education Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Theatre Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Theological Studies Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Theology Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2019 Progress Report
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 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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