Statement of Accreditation Status
California Southern University

3330 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States
Telephone: 
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, June 19, 2015
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2015
Undergraduate FTE: 
161
Graduate FTE: 
1,592
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 Plan
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
No
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Elna Van Heerden Chief Academic Officer evanheerden [at] calsouthern.edu
Board of Directors Chair Lady Branham Board Chair jazpem [at] yahoo.com
Chief Academic Officer Elna Van Heerden Chief Academic Officer evanheerden [at] calsouthern.edu
Chief Executive Officer Steven Beazley President sbeazley [at] calsouthern.edu
Chief Financial Officer Carol Stanton Chief Financial Officer cstanton [at] calsouthern.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies Associate 1989 Distance Education
Bachelor of Applied Science Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelors 1996 Distance Education
Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelors 1989 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Doctor of Business Administration Professional Doctorate 1994 Distance Education
Doctor of Psychology Professional Doctorate 1994 Distance Education
Juris Doctor Professional Doctorate 1994 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Counseling Masters 1994 Distance Education
Master of Business Administration Masters 1989 Distance Education
Master of Laws Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Science in Dispute Resolution Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Science in Law Masters 1996 Distance Education
Master of Science in Law Enforcement Exectuive Leadership Masters 2013 Distance Education
Master of Science in Nursing Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Science in Psychology Masters 2006 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2018 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)).

Fall 2018 Progress Report
Fall 2019 Offsite Review
Spring 2020 Accreditation Visit

No external resources are available for this institution.

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.