Statement of Accreditation Status
Point Loma Nazarene University

3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
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: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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: 
Role Name Title E-mail
Chief Financial Officer Joseph LaLuzerne Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer jlaluzer [at]
Chief Executive Officer Bob Brower President bbrower [at]
Director Institutional Research Brent Goodman Director of Institutional Research brentgoodman [at]
Chief Academic Officer Kerry Fulcher Provost and Chief Academic Officer kerryfulcher [at]
Board of Directors Chair Doug Pierce Board Chair dougpierce [at]
Accreditation Liaison Officer Kerry Fulcher Provost and Chief Academic Officer kerryfulcher [at]
OPEID Location Name City Location Typesort descending Status
00126218 Liberty Station Conference Center San Diego Additional Active
00126220 Grossmont College El Cajon Additional Active
00126222 Palomar College San Marcos Additional Active
00126223 San Diego City College San Diego Additional Active
00126221 Southwestern College Chula Vista Additional Active
00126224 MiraCosta College Oceanside Additional Active
00126225 Cuyamaca College El Cajon Additional Active
00126207 Mission Valley Regional Center San Diego Branch Campus Active
00126202 Bakersfield Regional Center Bakersfield Branch Campus Active
00126200 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego Main Campus Active
Degree Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Applied Health Science Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Art Education Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Athletic Training Masters 2018 On-Site
Autism Spectrum Disorder Added Authorization Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Biology (B.A.) Bachelors 1947 On-Site
Biology (B.S.) Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Biology-Chemistry Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 2001 On-Site
Business Administration (BBA) Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Business Administration: Accounting Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Business Administration: Finance Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Business Administration: International Development Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Business Administration: Management Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Business Administration: Marketing Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Child and Adolescent Development Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Child Development Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Child Welfare and Attendance Certificate (CWA) Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Christian Ministry Masters 1985 On-Site
Christian Ministry Masters 2016 Distance Education
Christian Studies Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Clinical Counseling Masters 2016 On-Site
Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-MSN Certificate Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Composition (Music) Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Computer Information Technology Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Computer Science (B.A.) Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Computer Science (B.S.) Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Criminal Justice Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Cross Disciplinary Studies: Integrated Education Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Cross Disciplinary Studies: Teacher Education Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Dietetics Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Dietetics Certificate Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Diverse and Cross-Cultural Environments for Leaders Certificate Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Education Masters 1961 On-Site
Emotional Disturbance Added Authorization Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Environmental Science Bachelors 2007 On-Site
French Bachelors 2012 On-Site
General Biology (M.S.) Masters 2006 On-Site
Graphic Design Bachelors 2005 On-Site
History Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Information Systems Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Instructional Design with Technology Certificate Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Instructional Leadership Certificate Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Instrumental Performance Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Integrated Studies with an Emphasis in Education Bachelors 2015 On-Site
International Studies Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Kinesiology Masters 2015 On-Site
Kinesiology Masters 2017 Distance Education
Leading Instructional Design for Professionals Certificate Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Literature Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Managerial and Organizational Communication Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Mathematics (B.A.) Bachelors 1942 On-Site
Mathematics (B.S.) Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Media Communication Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Mild/Moderate (preliminary teaching credential) Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Moderate/Severe (preliminary teaching credential) Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Multimedia Journalism Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Multiple Subject (preliminary teaching credential) Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1910 On-Site
Music Education Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Nursing Masters 2001 On-Site
Nursing (RN to BSN) Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Nursing (RN to BSN) Bachelors 2020 Distance Education
Nursing Practice Professional Doctorate 2017 Distance Education
Nutrition Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Organizational Leadership Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Organizational Leadership Masters 2015 Distance Education
Organizational Leadership Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Organizational Leadership Masters 2016 On-Site
Orthopedic Impairments Added Authorization Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Other Health Impairments Added Authorization Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 1942 On-Site
Physics (B.A.) Bachelors 1942 On-Site
Physics (B.S.) Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Piano Performance Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Professional Clear Teaching Credential: Multiple Subject or Single Subject Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1942 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Single Subject (preliminary teaching credential) Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Social Work Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1948 On-Site
Software Engineering Certificate Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Special Education Masters 2010 On-Site
Special Education Added Authorizations Non-degree 2019 Distance Education
Teaching Masters 2009 On-Site
Traumatic Brain Injury Added Authorization Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Visual Arts Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Vocal Performance Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Writing Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2022 Progress Report
Spring 2023 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)).

Spring 2027 Offsite Review
Fall 2027 Accreditation Visit

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