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Life Pacific University

1100 W. Covina Boulevard

San Dimas, CA 91773-3298

United States

Telephone: 909-599-5433


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

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: January 26, 2023

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. 2000

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2004

Undergraduate FTE: 381

Graduate FTE: 119

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 Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerBrian TomhaveDean of Institutional
Board of Directors ChairMichael WhyteBoard
Chief Academic OfficerDaniel
Chief Executive OfficerAngela
Chief Financial OfficerRachel AuChief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchBrian TomhaveDean of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
02270600Life Pacific UniversitySan DimasMain CampusActive
02270600Life Pacific University-VirginiaChristiansburgAdditionalActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Associate of Arts in Biblical StudiesAssociate2020Distance Education
Associate of Arts in General StudiesAssociate2020Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors2023On-Site
Biblical StudiesAssociate1970On-Site
Biblical StudiesBachelors1970On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors2014On-Site
General StudiesAssociate2005On-Site
Human Development & PsychologyBachelors2014On-Site
MA in Christian LeadershipMasters2018Distance Education
Master of Arts in Business AdministrationMasters2023Distance Education
Master of Arts in CounselingMasters2023Distance Education
Master of Arts in Leadership (Spanish)Masters2019Distance Education
Master of Arts in Theological StudiesMasters2020Distance Education
Master of DivinityMasters2023Distance Education
Ministry and LeadershipBachelors2005Distance Education
Organizational ManagementBachelors2018Distance Education
Strategic LeadershipMasters2011Distance Education
Transformational MinistryBachelors2010On-Site
Worship Arts & MediaBachelors2015On-Site
Worship Arts & MediaBachelors2022Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2026Offsite Review
Fall2026Accreditation Visit