La Sierra University

Located in Riverside, California, La Sierra University (LSU or La Sierra) is a Seventh-day Adventist institution offering degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. LSU is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as the Adventist Accrediting Association.

LSU is organized into four distinct schools: the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Religion, and the College of Arts and Sciences. La Sierra University offers training in the sciences, business and management, applied and liberal arts, and religion. Students may also enroll in programs which fulfill requirements for teaching credentials. The highest degree offered at LSU is the Ed.D.

La Sierra University suffers from a low pass rate on the state certified public accountant (CPA) exam. Its first-time pass rate is a meager 5.3%, the worst in the state. LSU's overall pass rate is only 18%, earning it the low ranking of 296th (out of 298) in the state.

La Sierra University
Through the LSU School of Education students have the ability to earn a graduate degree online. LSU's online programs have small class sizes, are entirely online, fully accredited and are supported by a knowledgeable and experienced faculty. Students are able to register for online classes four times a year. Best of all, students can earn their college degree without interrupting their career or busy lifestyle. Online degrees include the MA in Curriculum and Instruction and MA in Teaching. LSU will soon be launching a new online degree in business.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (951) 785-2000
Address: 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92515-8247
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 1,800+ undergrad, 300+ grad )
Award Levels: Certificate, Batchelor's Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 23,694
Out-of-State Tuition $ 23,709
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 20 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees CERT BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Biometry Biometrics
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Human Resources Management Personnel Administration
Marketing Marketing Management
Communication and Journalism
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Information Technology Project Management
Curriculum and Instruction
Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration
Music Teacher Education
School Counseling and Guidance Services
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
English Language and Literature Letters
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pre-dentistry Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
International Global Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Physiological Psychology Psychobiology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
Theology and Religious Vocations
Divinity Ministry
Pastoral Studies Counseling
Theology Theological Studies
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