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Vanguard University of Southern California

55 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

United States

Telephone: 714-556-3610


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

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 25, 2021

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1964

Undergraduate FTE: 1,880

Graduate FTE: 142

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 OfficerLudmila PraslovaProfessor and
Board of Directors ChairDoug GreenChair of the Board of
Chief Academic OfficerRyan
Chief Executive OfficerMichael
Chief Financial OfficerJeremy MoserChief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchJohn KimAssociate Director of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00129309Canyon Hills AGBakersfieldAdditionalActive
00129308St. Jude Medical CenterFullertonAdditionalActive
Vanguard University of Southern CaliforniaSanta AnaAdditionalActive
00129300Vanguard University of Southern CaliforniaCosta MesaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Actuarial Science, Bachelor of ScienceBachelors2020On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in BusinessBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal JusticeBachelors2023On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in ManagementBachelors2020Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in ManagementBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Environmental SciencesBachelors2018On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pre-licensure ProgramBachelors2018On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSNBachelors2019Distance Education
Biological SciencesBachelors2008On-Site
Biotechnology, Bachelor of ScienceBachelors2021On-Site
Biotechnology, Master of ScienceMasters2022On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors1988On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors2022Distance Education
Certificate in Anti-Human TraffickingNon-degree2016On-Site
Certificate in Anti-Human TraffickingNon-degree2016Distance Education
Certificate in Clinical Nurse SpecialistNon-degree2014On-Site
Certificate in Early Childhood EducationNon-degree2001Distance Education
Certificate in Transitional KindergartenNon-degree2016Distance Education
Clinical PsychologyMasters1998On-Site
Clinical PsychologyMasters2022Distance Education
Computer Science, Bachelor of ScienceBachelors2021On-Site
Data Science, Bachelor of ScienceBachelors2021On-Site
Early ChildhoodBachelors2018Distance Education
Early Childhood EducationBachelors2012Distance Education
Early Childhood EducationAssociate2012Distance Education
Engineering Physics, Bachelor of ScienceBachelors2019On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Industrial and Organizational PsychologyNon-degree2022On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Intercultural and Inclusive LeadershipNon-degree2020Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Talent AnalyticsNon-degree2019On-Site
History/Political ScienceBachelors1975On-Site
Leadership StudiesMasters1983On-Site
Liberal StudiesBachelors1967On-Site
MA in Leadership StudiesMasters2017Distance Education
Master of Arts in Organizational PsychologyMasters2019On-Site
Master of Arts in TheologyMasters2019Distance Education
Master of Arts in TheologyMasters1991On-Site
Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational PsychologyMasters2014On-Site
Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational PsychologyMasters2023Distance Education
Music EducationBachelors2013On-Site
NursingMasters2023Distance Education
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificateNon-degree2023On-Site
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificateNon-degree2024Distance Education
PsychologyBachelors2020Distance Education
Psychology Bachelor of ArtsBachelors2021Distance Education
RN to BSNBachelors2008On-Site
TheologyBachelors2016Distance Education
Worship StudiesBachelors2013On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2024Offsite Review
Spring2025Accreditation Visit