Statement of Accreditation Status
Los Angeles Pacific University

300 N. Lone Hill Ave #200
San Dimas, CA 91773
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: 
Monday, January 14, 2019
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.

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 Wayne Herman VP/Chief Academic Officer wherman [at]
Board of Directors Chair Nickolas Vande Steeg Board Chair nvan43 [at]
Chief Academic Officer Wayne Herman VP/Chief Academic Officer wherman [at]
Chief Executive Officer John Reynolds President jreynolds [at]
Chief Financial Officer Hilda Hovsepian Director of Finance hhovsepian [at]
Director Institutional Research Irene Lee Manager of Institutional Research ilee [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Associate of Arts Associate 2011 Distance Education
Associate of Science in Health Science Associate 2012 Distance Education
Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Studies Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management Bachelors 2018 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies Masters 2014 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Psychology Masters 2015 Distance Education
Master of Business Administration Masters 2018 Distance Education
Master of Public Health Masters 2016 Distance Education
Pre-Nursing Health Science Certificate Non-degree 2012 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2021 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 2021 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Spring 2023 Offsite Review
Fall 2023 Accreditation Visit

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