Statement of Accreditation Status
West Coast University

151 Innovation Drive
Irvine, CA 92617-3040
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: 
Friday, June 26, 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.

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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Lisa Schaffer Director of Accreditation lschaffer [at]
Board of Directors Chair James Connelly Chairman of the Board jim.connelly [at]
Chief Academic Officer Jeb Egbert Co-President jegbert [at]
Chief Executive Officer Jeb Egbert Co-President jegbert [at]
Chief Financial Officer Scott Mehlberger Chief Financial Officer smehlberger [at]
Director Institutional Research Mark Riddle Director of Educational Effectiveness mriddle [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
03698307 Center for Graduate Studies Los Angeles Branch Campus Active
03698304 Dallas campus Dallas Branch Campus Active
03698300 Los Angeles campus North Hollywood Main Campus Active
03698302 Ontario Ontario Branch Campus Active
03698301 Orange County campus Anaheim Branch Campus Active
03698303 Orange County campus--classroom expansion Anaheim Additional Active
03698308 West Coast University - Miami Doral Branch Campus Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
30-unit Option LVN Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Associate Degree in Nursing Associate 2020 Distance Education
Associate's Degree in Nursing Associate 2020 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Bachelors 2020 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Bachelors 2020 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Health Administration Bachelors 2019 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelors 2020 Distance Education
Dental Hygiene Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Professional Doctorate 2019 On-Site
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Professional Doctorate 2020 Distance Education
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Professional Doctorate On-Site
Doctor of Pharmacy Professional Doctorate 2020 Distance Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy Professional Doctorate 2020 Distance Education
Health Administration Masters 2010 Distance Education
Master of Business Administration Masters 2020 Distance Education
Master of Public Health Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Masters 2020 Distance Education
Nursing (BSN) Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Nursing (MSN) Masters 2010 Distance Education
Occupational Therapy Masters 2013 On-Site
Pharmacy Professional Doctorate 2014 On-Site
Physical Therapy Professional Doctorate 2014 On-Site
Post-MSN FNP Certificate Non-degree 2011 Distance Education
RN-BSN Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
RN-MSN Masters 2015 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Spring 2024 Offsite Review
Fall 2024 Accreditation Visit

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