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Vanguard University of Southern California

55 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

United States

Telephone: 714-556-3610

URL: http://www.vanguard.edu

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. https://www.vanguard.edu/about/compliance-and-disclosures/student-achievement

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: 1,819

Graduate FTE: 192

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

RoleNameTitleEmail
Accreditation Liaison OfficerLudmila PraslovaFacultylpraslova@vanguard.edu
Board of Directors ChairJohn MartinBoard Chairpastorjohn@vfassembly.org
Chief Academic OfficerChip EspinozaInterim Provost; Dean of Strategy & Innovationchip.espinoza@vanguard.edu
Chief Executive OfficerMichael BealsPresidentmichael.beals@vanguard.edu
Chief Financial OfficerJeremy MoserChief Financial Officerjeremy.moser@vanguard.edu
Director Institutional ResearchJohn KimAssociate Director of Institutional Researchjohn.kim@vanguard.edu
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
AccountingBachelors1992On-Site
Actuarial Science, Bachelor of ScienceBachelors2020On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in BusinessBachelors2019On-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
BiochemistryBachelors2008On-Site
Biological SciencesBachelors2008On-Site
BiologyBachelors1975On-Site
Biotechnology, Bachelor of ScienceBachelors2021On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors1988On-Site
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
ChemistryBachelors1982On-Site
Clinical PsychologyMasters1998On-Site
CommunicationBachelors1979On-Site
Computer Science, Bachelor of ScienceBachelors2021On-Site
Data Science, Bachelor of ScienceBachelors2021On-Site
Early ChildhoodBachelors2018Distance Education
Early Childhood EducationAssociate2012Distance Education
Early Childhood EducationBachelors2012Distance Education
EducationMasters1994On-Site
Engineering Physics, Bachelor of ScienceBachelors2019On-Site
EnglishBachelors1958On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Intercultural and Inclusive LeadershipNon-degree2020Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Talent Development and Organizational AnalysisNon-degree2019On-Site
History/Political ScienceBachelors1975On-Site
Jazz StudiesBachelors2013On-Site
KinesiologyBachelors1975On-Site
Leadership StudiesMasters1983On-Site
Liberal StudiesBachelors1967On-Site
MA in Leadership StudiesMasters2017Distance Education
MarketingBachelors1992On-Site
Master of Arts in Organizational PsychologyMasters2019On-Site
Master of Arts in TheologyMasters1991On-Site
Master of Arts in TheologyMasters2019Distance Education
Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational PsychologyMasters2014On-Site
MathematicsBachelors1969On-Site
MusicBachelors1948On-Site
Music EducationBachelors2013On-Site
NursingMasters2012On-Site
PerformanceBachelors2013On-Site
PsychologyBachelors2020Distance Education
PsychologyBachelors1954On-Site
Psychology Bachelor of ArtsBachelors2021Distance Education
RN to BSNBachelors2008On-Site
SociologyBachelors1974On-Site
TheatreBachelors1997On-Site
TheologyBachelors1939On-Site
TheologyBachelors2016Distance Education
Worship StudiesBachelors2013On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2021Progress Report
Fall2022Special Visit
Fall2024Offsite Review
Spring2025Accreditation Visit