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Concordia University Irvine

1530 Concordia West

Irvine, CA 92612-3299

United States

Telephone: 949-854-8002


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Linda Petersen

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: June 28, 2024

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. 1977

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1981

Undergraduate FTE: 1,436

Graduate FTE: 1,688

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. 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. Semester

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerDeborah LeeSenior Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness;
Board of Directors ChairRyan ErmelingBoard of Regents,
Chief Academic OfficerScott AshmonSenior Vice President,
Chief Executive OfficerMichael
Chief Financial OfficerSteven StrauchChief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchDeborah LeeSenior Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness;
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
02070500Concordia University IrvineIrvineMain CampusActive
02070584Rancho Cucamonga CampusRancho CucamongaAdditionalActive
02070583Spectrum CampusIrvineAdditionalActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in NursingBachelors2007On-Site
Associate of Arts in Business AdministrationAssociate2020On-Site
Associate of Arts in Liberal ArtsAssociate2014Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education LeadershipBachelors2019Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in ChemistryBachelors2022On-Site
Bachelor of Science in General EngineeringBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of Science in NursingBachelors2024Distance Education
Behavioral ScienceBachelors1980On-Site
Biblical LanguagesBachelors1980On-Site
Biology (Bachelor of Arts)Bachelors1988On-Site
Biology (Bachelor of Science)Bachelors2007On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors1986On-Site
Business Administration & LeadershipBachelors2001Distance Education
Christian Education LeadershipBachelors2002On-Site
Competence & Character Growth Model CertificateNon-degree2017Distance Education
Computer ScienceBachelors2019On-Site
Dale Carnegie Certificate ProgramNon-degree2014On-Site
Director of Christian EducationNon-degree1981On-Site
Doctor of Education in LeadershipProfessional Doctorate2014Distance Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and SupervisionResearch Doctorate2021Distance Education
Early Childhood Special Education Added AuthorizationNon-degree2014On-Site
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Preliminary Intern Credential ProgramNon-degree2015On-Site
Entrepreneurial MinistryBachelors2019On-Site
Exercise and Sport Science (Bachelor of Arts)Bachelors1987On-Site
Graduate Certificate in EducationNon-degree2022Distance Education
Graphic DesignBachelors2011On-Site
Healthcare ManagementBachelors2011On-Site
History and Political ThoughtBachelors2012On-Site
Humanities and Fine ArtsBachelors1978On-Site
International StudiesBachelors2005On-Site
Kinesiology (Bachelor of Science)Bachelors2015On-Site
Leadership StudiesBachelors2019Distance Education
Liberal ArtsBachelors2001Distance Education
Liberal StudiesBachelors1981On-Site
Lutheran Teacher EducationNon-degree1982On-Site
Master of Arts in Church LeadershipMasters2022On-Site
Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic AdministrationMasters2005On-Site
Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic AdministrationMasters2008Distance Education
Master of Arts in CounselingMasters2017Distance Education
Master of Arts in EducationMasters2001On-Site
Master of Arts in EducationMasters2004Distance Education
Master of Arts in Educational LeadershipMasters2022Distance Education
Master of Arts in Executive Coaching and ConsultingMasters2018Distance Education
Master of Arts in International StudiesMasters2005On-Site
Master of Arts in Organizational LeadershipMasters2017Distance Education
Master of Arts in TheologyMasters1998On-Site
Master of Arts in TheologyMasters2013Distance Education
Master of Business AdministrationMasters1999On-Site
Master of EducationMasters2001On-Site
Master of Healthcare AdministrationMasters2016Distance Education
Master of Public HealthMasters2020Distance Education
Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise ScienceMasters2017Distance Education
Master of Science in NursingMasters2015Distance Education
Master of Science in NursingMasters2015On-Site
Organizational Leadership CertificateNon-degree2017Distance Education
Organizational PsychologyBachelors2011On-Site
Perinatal Orientation and Education ProgramNon-degree2015On-Site
Political ScienceBachelors2005On-Site
Pre-Athletic Training and Allied HealthBachelors2011On-Site
Preliminary Administrative Services CredentialNon-degree2022Distance Education
Professional Coaching CertificateNon-degree2017Distance Education
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in NursingBachelors2011On-Site
Teacher Credential – Clear InductionNon-degree2014On-Site
Teacher Credential – Multiple SubjectNon-degree1981On-Site
Teacher Credential – Single SubjectNon-degree1981On-Site
Teacher Credential – Special EducationNon-degree2011On-Site
Theological StudiesBachelors1991On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2024Accreditation Visit
Spring2027Interim Report
Fall2031Offsite Review
Spring2032Accreditation Visit