Life Pacific University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), and Association for Biblical Education (ABHE).
WSCUC Senior College and University Commission
Life Pacific University is accredited by WSCUC, WASC Senior College and University Commission.
985 Atlantic Avenue #100
Alameda, CA 94501
LPU is also accredited through ABHE. ABHE is a United States Department of Education (USDE) recognized accrediting agency and member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32822
Students are encouraged to follow the grievance policy outlined in the College Catalog.
An individual may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for review of a complaint. The bureau may be contacted at:
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
Telephone: (916) 431-6924
FAX: (916) 263-1897
Life Pacific University has submitted an application with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to register with the Commission as an out-of-state institution that can enroll Maryland students in fully online programs and is awaiting approval.
Students residing in Maryland can direct complaints to:
Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-528-8662/888/743/0823 (toll free)
Online students who have a problem with any LPU online program that cannot be resolved through LPU’s internal processes may file a complaint about LPU with your state of residence by referring to the US Department of Education State Contacts List.
- LPU’s five-year average retention rate for first year students (2013-2017) is 66%
- 48% of students who enrolled in the traditional residential program graduated within 6 years (five-year average)
- Fall 2016 Student to Faculty Ratio was 13.2 to 1
- 67% of full-time professors hold a terminal degree
- 2016/2017 unduplicated headcount of 695
- Fifty-eight percent of the LPU student body is made up of historically under-represented populations (31% of whom are Hispanic/Latino)
- In 2016/17, 83% of full-time traditional undergraduate students received some form of student aid.
- 53% of full-time traditional undergraduate students received Pell Grants.
- 53% of full-time traditional undergraduate students received institutional student aid.
- In 2016-2017, the average undergraduate student indebtedness at graduation was $24,419.
- 2016/2017 3-year student loan default rate was 7.1%
Of 2017 graduates from traditional undergraduate programs:
- 100% who pursued Foursquare licensing were approved by the licensing panel.
- 72% had an immediate place of ministry.
- 74% intend to go on to graduate school.
According to the 2015/16 National Survey of Student Engagement NSSE:
- 89% of first-year (FY) students and 92% of seniors rate their experience as good or excellent
- 100% of FY students and 92% of seniors would choose LPU again if they could start their college career over.
- 85% of FY students very often or often have discussions with those of a different race or ethnicity
- 82% of FY students feel that LPU places a high emphasis on providing support to help students succeed academically.
- 79% of FY students feel that LPU places a high emphasis on providing support for students overall well-being.
- 45% have gone on to further education
- 94% of those seeking employment are employed; 45% in their field of study
- 81% are currently active in ministry
- 91% are satisfied with their educational experience at LPU
In January 2013, Life Pacific University undertook its new effort redesigning a comprehensive strategic planning process. Effective planning requires a collaborative endeavor with many stakeholders. Ours included students, staff, faculty, Foursquare Church leaders, pastors, alumni, and community representatives. Following an intense 12 month-long process, the College Board of Trustees approved the revised mission, vision, and values statements, along with a comprehensive plan for five years duration presented by the strategic planning group and administrative council.
Voter Registration Information
Life Pacific University encourages students to register to vote. As Christians, we recognize human government as an ordinance of divine appointment, and teach obedience to it as a sacred duty, within its legitimate sphere. We also have a responsibility to assure good government, and we exercise this responsibility when we vote. Furthermore, the 1998 Higher Education Act requires all post-secondary institutions to make a good-faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to each degree or certificate-seeking student who attends classes on campus. The following information is provided to assist you in registering to vote either in California or in your home state.
In order to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old at the time of the next election. As a college student you may register either in California using your college residential address or at home using your permanent home address. When completing your voter registration form please note that P.O. boxes are not permitted as your residential/home address. If you live on-campus, list the address of the college as your home address and if you live off-campus use your off-campus street address.
California registration forms are available on-line at www.cavotes.org/vote/register. Forms are also available at post offices, libraries, city hall, or department of motor vehicle offices.
For information regarding California registration deadlines please see the California State Board of Elections website: www.sos.ca.gov/elections.