Institutional Accreditation


Vanguard University has six Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) to demonstrate core competencies: integration of faith and learning, cultural competency and citizenship, communication, critical thinking, holistic living, and information competency.  More information on Institutional Learning Outcomes can be found in the Core Curriculum section of the academic catalog.


Vanguard University is a member of and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the regional accrediting body for colleges and universities in California. The university also holds special accreditations for the following programs: 

Vanguard University is also endorsed by The Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education (AAGHE).


Vanguard University holds institutional membership with the following associations:  American Council on Education (ACE)Association of Governing Boards (AGB); Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).