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. 
1001 Marina Village Parkway
Suite 402
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748–9001

Click here to view the 2019 Commission’s Action Letter.
Click here to view more information about WSCUC.


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
(407) 207–0808

Click here to view the 2021 Commission's Action Letter

More information about the ABHE.

Complaint Process

Students are encouraged to follow the grievance policy outlined in the University 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 is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission as an out-of-state institution that can enroll Maryland students in online distance education.

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)

Complaint process for students residing in Oregon:

Students should attempt to resolve any grievances they may have with their school first. Should attempts to resolve these problems with appropriate school officials fail, or should the student be dissatisfied with the final outcome of the college complaint process, then the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), can respond to a formal complaint from Oregon students. Students may contact the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, 3225 25th St. SE, Salem, OR 97302 or by sending an email to  Students may also access our complaints web page.

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.

Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Characteristics

  • 2019/20 unduplicated headcount of 650 (515 undergraduate, 135 graduate). Click here to view Enrollment Report.
  • Over sixty-three percent of the LPU student body is made up of historically under-represented populations (over 40% of whom are Hispanic/Latino).
  • Fall 2020 Student to Faculty ratio was 13.5 to 1.
  • 66.7% of full-time professors hold a terminal degree.

Institutional Performance

  • LPU’s five-year average retention rate for first year students to second year (2015-2019 cohorts) is 66.6%.
  • 47.3% of students who enrolled in the traditional residential program graduated within 6 years (five-year average).
  • Click here to view Retention & Graduation Report.

Financial Aid

  • In 2019/20, 96% of incoming traditional undergraduate students received some form of student aid.
  • 54.7% of undergraduate students received Pell Grants.
  • 75.7% of traditional undergraduate students received institutional student aid.
  • In 2019/20, the average student indebtedness of bachelor’s degree graduates at graduation was $23,720.
  • 2019/20 3-year student loan default rate was 5.1%.

Student Outcomes

Faculty assess student achievement of learning outcomes annually through direct assessment of student work as well as surveying student perceptions. 

Of 2019 graduates from traditional undergraduate programs:

  • 100% who pursued Foursquare licensing were approved by the licensing panel.
  • 63% had an immediate place of ministry.
  • 63% intend to go on to graduate school.

Student Engagement

According to the 2020/21 Graduating Student Survey:

  • 95.5% of graduating students feel that they received a quality Bible-based education.
  • 88.6% found the instruction at LPU to be intellectually challenging.
  • 91% felt the cost of education was a good value.
  • 92.5% felt the faculty displayed a genuine concern for them.
  • 88.7% of graduating students would choose LPU again.


According to the LPU Alumni Survey of the most recent ten-year graduates:

  • 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.

Click here to view LPU's College Navigator Data

Strategic Plan

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.

View the Strategic Plan Viewbook


Public Disclosures

Campus Crime Report

CARES Act Disclosures

CARES Act Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Reporting

Cost & Aid Information

Credit Hour Policy

Diversity Statement

EADA Report

HEERF II Disclosure

Program Learning Outcomes Annual Assessments

Religious Organization Exemption Disclosure

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Statement

Student Complaint Process

Student Handbook

Title IX Information

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 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: