Statement of Accreditation Status
Vanguard University of Southern California

55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

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.

001293
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.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 23, 2017
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1964
Undergraduate FTE: 
1,650
Graduate FTE: 
245
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: 
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Role Name Title E-mail
Chief Executive Officer Michael Beals President michael.beals [at] vanguard.edu
Chief Academic Officer Doretha O'Quinn Provost doretha.oquinn [at] vanguard.edu
Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Moser Chief Financial Officer jeremy.moser [at] vanguard.edu
Board of Directors Chair Doug Green Chair of the Board of Trustees doug [at] northhillschurch.us
Director Institutional Research John Kim Associate Director of Institutional Research john.kim [at] vanguard.edu
Accreditation Liaison Officer Doretha O'Quinn Provost doretha.oquinn [at] vanguard.edu
Degree Degree Level Year Implementedsort descending Modality
Religion Bachelors 1939 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1948 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1954 On-Site
English Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1975 On-Site
History/Political Science Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 1979 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Leadership Studies Masters 1983 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Cultural Anthropology Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Theological Studies Masters 1991 On-Site
Accounting Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Marketing Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Education Masters 1994 On-Site
Theatre Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Clinical Psychology Masters 1998 On-Site
Certificate in Early Childhood Education Non-degree 2001 Distance Education
Biochemistry Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Biological Sciences Bachelors 2008 On-Site
RN to BSN Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Early Childhood Education Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Early Childhood Education Associate 2012 Distance Education
Nursing Masters 2012 On-Site
Composition Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Performance Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Music Education Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Church Music Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Jazz Studies Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Worship Studies Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Organizational Psychology Masters 2014 On-Site
Certificate in Clinical Nurse Specialist Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Religion Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Certificate in Anti-Human Trafficking Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Certificate in Transitional Kindergarten Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
Certificate in Anti-Human Trafficking Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
MA in Leadership Studies Masters 2017 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2020 Special Visit
Fall 2024 Offsite Review
Spring 2025 Accreditation Visit

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