Statement of Accreditation Status
Vanguard University of Southern California

55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States
Current Accreditation Status: 
Accredited PNC
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 20, 2014
Granted Candidacy: 
First Accredited: 
Undergraduate FTE: 
Graduate FTE: 
Financial Structure Type: 
Private, Non-profit
Religious control
Academic Calendar: 
Semester Plan
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Doretha O'Quinn Provost officeoftheprovost [at] vanguard [dot] edu
Board Chair Doug Green Chair of the Board of Trustees doug [at] northhillschurch [dot] us
Chief Academic Officer Doretha O'Quinn Provost officeoftheprovost [at] vanguard [dot] edu
Chief Executive Officer Michael Beals President officeofthepresident [at] vanguard [dot] edu
Chief Financial Officer Lettie Cowie Vice President for Business and Finance lettie [dot] cowie [at] vanguard [dot] edu
Director of Institutional Research John Kim Institutional Research Analyst john [dot] kim [at] vanguard [dot] edu
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
Clinical Psychology Masters 1998 On-site
Communication Bachelors 1979 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
International Business Bachelors 1997 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
Nursing Masters 2012 On-site
Nursing Bachelors 2008 On-site
Organizational Psychology Masters 2014 On-site
Psychology Bachelors 1954 On-site
Religion Bachelors 1939 On-site
RN to BSN Bachelors 2013 On-site
Sociology Bachelors 1974 On-site
Theatre Bachelors 1997 On-site
Theological Studies Masters 1991 On-site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2015 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.

Fall 2016 Offsite Review
Spring 2017 Accreditation Visit
Statement Last Revised: 
Dec 15, 2014