Vanguard University of Southern California

Vanguard University, which is located in Costa Mesa, California, had been a leader and innovator in education for more than 75 years. The school is a key player in preparing students for ministry work around the world. The university offers many degrees in liberal arts as well as in professional studies, which graduate and undergraduate programs.

Vanguard has a strong athletic program competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Nicknamed the Lions, Vanguard participates in 13 sports (with six men’s and seven women’s teams) in the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC).

Forbes Magazine has recognized Vanguard in its list of America’s Best Colleges at No. 495. The university has earned accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The Vanguard University of Southern California offers an online bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Vanguard also provides several other online degrees designed for working adults and professionals.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (714) 556-3610
Address: 55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, California 92626
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 1,900+ undergrad, 240+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's
In-State Tuition $ 25,509
Out-of-State Tuition $ 25,524
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
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Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
International Business Trade Commerce
Marketing Marketing Management
Communication and Journalism
Digital Communication and Media Multimedia
Radio and Television
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training Trainer
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Clinical Psychology
Social Sciences
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible Biblical Studies
Missions Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies Counseling
Theology Theological Studies
Youth Ministry
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