Statement of Accreditation Status
West Coast University

151 Innovation Drive
Irvine, CA 92617-3040
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.

036983
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, February 17, 2017
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2011
Undergraduate FTE: 
7,188
Graduate FTE: 
1,652
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.

Semester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Lisa Schaffer Director of Accreditation and Licensing lschaffer [at] westcoastuniversity.edu
Board of Directors Chair James Connelly Chairman of the Board jim.connelly [at] creativeteaching.com
Chief Academic Officer Jeb Egbert Co-President jegbert [at] westcoastuniversity.edu
Chief Executive Officer Jeb Egbert Co-President jegbert [at] westcoastuniversity.edu
Chief Financial Officer Sandy Pham Co-President and Chief Financial Officer spham [at] westcoastuniversity.edu
Director Institutional Research Mark Riddle Director of Educational Effectiveness mriddle [at] westcoastuniversity.edu
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
03698300 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
Dental Hygiene Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Health Administration Masters 2010 Distance Education
Master of Public Health Masters 2017 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 2018 Progress Report
Spring 2019 Progress Report
Spring 2020 Special Visit
Spring 2021 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Spring 2024 Offsite Review
Fall 2024 Accreditation Visit

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