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
(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

More information about the ABHE.

Complaint Process

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

Institutional Data

Institutional Performance

  • 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)

Financial Aid

  • 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%

Student Outcomes

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.

Student Engagement

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.


According to the 2015 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

Cost & Aid Information

Credit Hour Policy

Diversity Statement

EADA Report

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: