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Virscend University

16490 Bake Parkway Suite 100

Irvine, CA 92618

United States

Telephone: (949) 502-6252

URL: https://www.virscend.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://virscend.edu/student-achievement-data/

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: February 16, 2024

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. 2021

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2023

Undergraduate FTE: 0

Graduate FTE: 8

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. For-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. No Related Entity

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. Varies by Program

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: No

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RoleNameTitleEmail
Accreditation Liaison OfficerRyan SwindellDirector of Student Successryan.swindell@virscend.edu
Board of Directors ChairBruce LeeCEObrucel@palpilot.com
Chief Academic OfficerMelody KiangProvostkiang.virscend@gmail.com
Chief Executive OfficerRobert ChiPresidentrobert.chi@virscend.edu
Chief Financial OfficerLesley ChenCFOlesley.chen@virscend.edu
Director Institutional ResearchRyan SwindellDirector of Student Successryan.swindell@virscend.edu
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
Virscend UniversityIrvineMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationBachelorsOn-Site
Master of Business AdministrationMastersOn-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2026Interim Report
Spring2029Offsite Review
Fall2029Accreditation Visit