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West Coast University

151 Innovation Drive

Irvine, CA 92617-3040

United States

Telephone: 949-783-4800


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Linda Petersen

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.

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

Most Recent Commission Action: June 26, 2020

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2011

Undergraduate FTE: 8,988

Graduate FTE: 2,210

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: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerLisa SchafferUniversity Director, Accreditation and
Board of Directors ChairJames ConnellyChairman of the
Chief Academic OfficerKirstie De
Chief Executive OfficerTimothy
Chief Financial OfficerTodd AndrewExecutive Director,
Director Institutional ResearchRita Sedani PesarticDirector Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
03698307Center for Graduate StudiesLos AngelesBranch CampusActive
03698300Los Angeles campusNorth HollywoodBranch CampusActive
03698302OntarioOntarioBranch CampusActive
03698301Orange County campusAnaheimBranch CampusActive
03698303Orange County campus–classroom expansionAnaheimAdditionalActive
03698308West Coast University – MiamiDoralBranch CampusActive
West Coast University Texas campusRichardsonMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
30-unit Option LVNNon-degree2009On-Site
Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner CertificateNon-degree2020Distance Education
Associate Degree in NursingAssociate2020Distance Education
Associate’s Degree in NursingAssociate2020On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationBachelors2020Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Dental HygieneBachelors2020Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Health AdministrationBachelors2019Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in NursingBachelors2020Distance Education
Bachelor of Science, Public HealthBachelors2021Distance Education
Dental HygieneBachelors2009On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Professional Doctorate2019Distance Education
Doctor of Occupational TherapyProfessional DoctorateOn-Site
Doctor of Occupational TherapyProfessional Doctorate2020Distance Education
Doctor of PharmacyProfessional Doctorate2020Distance Education
Doctor of Physical TherapyProfessional Doctorate2020Distance Education
Health AdministrationMasters2010Distance Education
Master of Business AdministrationMasters2020Distance Education
Master of Physician AssistantMasters2022Distance Education
Master of Public HealthMasters2017Distance Education
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health CounselingMasters2023Distance Education
Master of Science in Occupational TherapyMasters2020Distance Education
Nurse Educator CertificateNon-degree2017Distance Education
Nurse Informatics CertificateNon-degree2017Distance Education
Nurse Leader CertificateNon-degree2017Distance Education
Nursing (BSN)Bachelors2007On-Site
Nursing (MSN)Masters2010Distance Education
Occupational TherapyMasters2013On-Site
PharmacyProfessional Doctorate2014On-Site
Physical TherapyProfessional Doctorate2014On-Site
Post-MSN FNP CertificateNon-degree2011Distance Education
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner CertificateNon-degree2021Distance Education
RN-BSNBachelors2011Distance Education
RN-MSNMasters2015Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2024Offsite Review
Fall2024Accreditation Visit