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La Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway

Riverside, CA 92505-8247

United States

Telephone: 951-785-2320

URL: https://lasierra.edu/

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. https://lasierra.edu/about/#c4949

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

Most Recent Commission Action: March 24, 2021

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1953

Undergraduate FTE: 1,433

Graduate FTE: 314

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. Quarter

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

RoleNameTitleEmail
Accreditation Liaison OfficerApril SummittProvostasummitt@lasierra.edu
Board of Directors ChairRicardo GrahamPresident Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventistsrgraham@puconline.org
Chief Academic OfficerApril SummittProvostasummitt@lasierra.edu
Chief Executive OfficerJoy Fehrjfehr@lasierra.edu
Chief Financial OfficerDavid GeriguisVice President of Financial Administrationdgerigui@lasierra.edu
Director Institutional ResearchJan LongDirector of Institutional Researchjlong@lasierra.edu
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
Castle Medical CenterKailuaAdditionalActive
00121500Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, MTS CohortClovisAdditionalActive
00121512Criminal Justice InstituteCoronaAdditionalActive
00121514Criminal Justice Program Rancho CucamongaOntarioAdditionalActive
00121515Eisenhower Medical CenterRancho MirageAdditionalActive
00121505GlendaleGlendaleAdditionalActive
00121500La Sierra UniversityRiversideMain CampusActive
00121502La Sierra University – Canadian Union UniversityLacombeAdditionalActive
00121513La Sierra University – Union CollegeLincolnAdditionalActive
00121506La Sierra University – White Memorial Medical CentLos AngelesAdditionalActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Acccountancy (MS)Masters2013On-Site
Accounting (BS)Bachelors2005On-Site
Administration & Leadership (EdS)Masters1991On-Site
Administration & Leadership (MA)Masters1991On-Site
Archaelogy (BA)Bachelors2012On-Site
Art (BA)Bachelors1991On-Site
Biochemistry: Biochemical Sciences (BS)Bachelors1991On-Site
Biology: Biological Science (BS)Bachelors2003On-Site
Biology: Biomedical Science (BS)Bachelors2003On-Site
Biomathematics (BS)Bachelors1991On-Site
Biophysics (BS)Bachelors1991On-Site
Business Administration Customized (MBA)Masters1991On-Site
Business Administration Finance (MBA)Masters1991On-Site
Business Administration General Management – non-concentration (MBA)Masters1991On-Site
Business Administration Human Resource Management (MBA)Masters1991On-Site
Business Administration Marketing (MBA)Masters1991On-Site
Business: Business & Society (BS)Bachelors2005On-Site
Business: Finance (BS)Bachelors2005On-Site
Business: Health Care Management (BS)Bachelors2010On-Site
Business: Human Resource Managment (BS)Bachelors1991On-Site
Business: Management (BS)Bachelors2005On-Site
Business: Marketing (BS)Bachelors2005On-Site
Business: Political Economy (BS)Bachelors2005On-Site
CMIN: Certificate in MinistryNon-degree2004On-Site
Chemistry (BA)Bachelors1991On-Site
Chemistry (BS)Bachelors1991On-Site
Communication: Mass Media Studies (BA)Bachelors2013On-Site
Communication: Public Relations (BA)Bachelors1991On-Site
Communication: Strategic Communication (BA)Bachelors2011On-Site
Computer Science (BS)Bachelors1991On-Site
Counseling (MA)Masters1991On-Site
Credential – Administrative Services – SDANon-degree2000On-Site
Credential – Elementary Teaching SDANon-degree2000On-Site
Credential – Guidance & Counseling – SDANon-degree2000On-Site
Credential – Multiple Subjects Teaching – State (CA)Non-degree2000On-Site
Credential – Single Subject Teaching – SDANon-degree2000On-Site
Credential – Single Subject Teaching – State (CA)Non-degree2000On-Site
Credential-Preliminary Admin Services – State(CA)Non-degree2000On-Site
Credential-Pupil Personnel Services/Sch Psych-State(CA)Non-degree2000On-Site
Criminal Justice (BS)Bachelors2010On-Site
Curriculum & Instruction (EdD)Professional Doctorate1991On-Site
Curriculum & Instruction (EdS)Masters1991On-Site
Curriculum & Instruction (MA)Masters1991On-Site
Curriculum & Instruction (MAT)Masters2003Distance Education
Curriculum and Instruction (MAT)Masters1991On-Site
Customized Business Major (BA)Bachelors2000On-Site
Customized Business Major (BS)Bachelors2000On-Site
Divinity (MDiv)Masters2002On-Site
Education (EdD)Professional Doctorate1991On-Site
Educational Administration (PhD in Leadership)Research Doctorate2017On-Site
Educational Psychology (EdS)Masters1991On-Site
English (MA)Masters1991On-Site
English: Creative Writing (BA)Bachelors1991On-Site
English: Literature (BA)Bachelors1991On-Site
Environmental Science: Natural Science (BS)Bachelors2013On-Site
Environmental Science: Physical Science (BS)Bachelors2013On-Site
Exercise Science (BS)Bachelors2014On-Site
Film & Television: Individualized (BFA)Bachelors2013On-Site
Film & Television: Production (BFA)Bachelors2012On-Site
Film & Television: Script Writing (BFA)Bachelors2013On-Site
Fine Arts (BFA)Bachelors1997On-Site
General Studies – CASNon-degree2000On-Site
General Studies – DSNon-degree2000On-Site
General Studies – ZSBNon-degree2000On-Site
Global Studies (BA)Bachelors2005On-Site
Graphic Design (BFA)Bachelors1997On-Site
Health Science: Health Administration (BS)Bachelors1991On-Site
Health Science:Clinical Health Studies (BS)Bachelors1991On-Site
History (BA)Bachelors1991On-Site
Individual Major (BA, BS)Bachelors1992On-Site
Information Systems (BS)Bachelors1992On-Site
Instructional Leadership (PhD in Leadership)Research Doctorate2017On-Site
Liberal Arts (BA)Bachelors1991On-Site
Liberal Studies (BA)Bachelors1992On-Site
Mathematics (BS)Bachelors1991On-Site
Music (BA)Bachelors1991On-Site
Music Education (BMus)Bachelors1991On-Site
Music Performance (BMus)Bachelors1991On-Site
Near-Eastern Archaeology (MA)Masters2016On-Site
Neuroscience (BS)Bachelors2011On-Site
Pre-Clinical Laboratory ScienceNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-Communication Sciences & DisordersNon-degree2011On-Site
Pre-Dental HygieneNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-DentistryNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-EngineeringNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-Health Information ManagementNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-LawNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-Medical Radiography/Pre-Radiation SciencesNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-MedicineNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-Nuclear MedicineNon-degree2014On-Site
Pre-NursingNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-Nutrition and DieteticsNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-Occupational TherapyNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-OptometryNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-Orthotics & ProstheticsNon-degree2011On-Site
Pre-Pathologists’ AssistantNon-degree2016On-Site
Pre-PharmacyNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-Physical TherapyNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-Physical Therapy AssistantNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-Physician AssistantNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-Respiratory CareNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-SeminaryNon-degree2000On-Site
Pre-Veterinary MedicineNon-degree2000On-Site
Psychology (BA)Bachelors1991On-Site
Religion (MA)Masters1991On-Site
Religious Studies (BA)Bachelors1994On-Site
School Psychology (EdS)Masters1991On-Site
Social Work (BSW)Bachelors1991On-Site
Sociology (BA)Bachelors2002On-Site
Spanish (BA)Bachelors1991On-Site
Student Life and Development (MA)Masters2016On-Site
Theological Studies (MTS)Masters1999On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2021Interim Report
Fall2025Offsite Review
Spring2026Accreditation Visit