Statement of Accreditation Status
Vanguard University of Southern California

55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States

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Current Accreditation Status: 
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 20, 2014
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.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Graduate FTE: 
Financial Structure Type

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Private, Non-profit

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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 Plan
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Ludmila Praslova Special Assistant to the Provost for Accreditation lpraslova [at]
Board Chair Doug Green Chair of the Board of Trustees doug [at]
Chief Academic Officer Doretha O'Quinn Provost doretha.oquinn [at]
Chief Executive Officer Michael Beals President michael.beals [at]
Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Moser Chief Financial Officer jeremy.moser [at]
Director of Institutional Research John Kim Institutional Research Analyst [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accounting Bachelors 1992 On-site
Biochemistry Bachelors 2008 On-site
Biological Sciences Bachelors 2008 On-site
Biology Bachelors 1975 On-site
Business Administration Bachelors 1988 On-site
Chemistry Bachelors 1982 On-site
Church Music Bachelors 2013 On-site
Clinical Psychology Masters 1998 On-site
Communication Bachelors 1979 On-site
Composition Bachelors 2013 On-site
Cultural Anthropology Bachelors 1988 On-site
Early Childhood Education Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Early Childhood Education Associate 2012 Distance Education
Education Masters 1994 On-site
English Bachelors 1958 On-site
History/Political Science Bachelors 1975 On-site
Jazz Studies Bachelors 2013 On-site
Kinesiology Bachelors 1975 On-site
Leadership Studies Masters 1983 On-site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1967 On-site
Marketing Bachelors 1992 On-site
Mathematics Bachelors 1969 On-site
Music Bachelors 1948 On-site
Music and Worship Arts Bachelors 2008 On-site
Music Education Bachelors 2013 On-site
Nursing Masters 2012 On-site
Organizational Psychology Masters 2014 On-site
Performance Bachelors 2013 On-site
Psychology Bachelors 1954 On-site
Religion Bachelors 1939 On-site
RN to BSN Bachelors 2008 On-site
Sociology Bachelors 1974 On-site
Theatre Bachelors 1997 On-site
Theological Studies Masters 1991 On-site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2016 Substantive Change Review
Spring 2016 Substantive Change Review
Fall 2016 Offsite Review
Spring 2017 Accreditation Visit
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Statement Last Revised

The last date that a change was recorded by WSCUC to the institutions accreditation status, key personnel, degrees, locations or other contact information.

Jan 28, 2016