Vanguard University Costa Mesa , CA 4.34 , 58

About Vanguard University

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4 yr
Private not-for-profit
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Why Consider Vanguard University?

Vanguard University is a Four or more years, Private not-for-profit, located in a Costa Mesa setting in Costa Mesa,CA They offer the following awards: Associates, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree

General Information

  • Special Learning Opportunities: Undergrad Distance, Grad Distance

  • Credit Accepted: Dual credit, Credit for life experiences, Credit For Military, Advanced placement(AP) credits

  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)

  • Religious Affiliation: Assemblies of God Church

Faculty And Graduate Assistants By Primary Function Full-Time Part-Time
Total Faculty 247 156
 Instructional 0 0
 Research and public service 0 -
Total Graduate Assistants - -
 Instructional 85 -
 Research 0 -

Student Services

  • Study Abroad Services

  • Weekend Evening College Services

  • Remedial Services

  • Academic Career Counseling Services

  • Employment Services for Students

  • Placement Services Completers

  • Library Services

Services and Programs for Service Members and Veterans

  • Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 Gl Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)

  • Credit for military training

  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families

  • Remedial Services

  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Enrollment, Attendance, Retention Rates and Graduation

Vanguard University of Southern California has a total graduate enrollment of 255
Graduate attendance rate of 76% part-time and 24% full-time
For the years 2016-2017 Vanguard University of Southern California awarded: 2 associates, 456 bachelor's degree, 88 master's degree
Financial Aid

Prospective Vanguard students may apply for the following Federal student aid programs: Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans, Subsidized Federal Direct Loans, Federal PLUS (Parent) Loans, and Graduate Plus Loans.


Receiving Pell Grants


Receiving Grant or Scholarship Aid


Receiving Student Loans

Student Reviews
  • I think Vanguard University is a great school. I enjoy going to class everyday, attending chapel, hanging out with friends for dinner and many class events. I also love the community and how together we going each other to deepen our faith. I love that academics and faith are integrated and how we are all in this together.
  • I love how Vanguard is a small tight knit community to where you can walk around campus and say hi to ten or more people you know as soon as you step outside of your dorm. I’m really glad I lived on campus because I have met some great friends and it helps in life learning experiences outside of the classroom. I love the small class sizes and the chance to get close with the professor.
  • At Vanguard, you will be integrated into a community of life long learners and world changers. You will be challenged daily by your professors and peers to consider worldviews different from your own. You will be more than a number: people will know your name. As an English major, I've been in a class with eight other students and it was wonderful to receive individualized mentoring. Students are encouraged to put their learning to use through missions trips, study abroad, and internships. English majors are encouraged to go write for local magazines and newspapers, while History and Poli-Sci majors have the chance to study in DC and intern at the capitol. Communications majors get to go to Sundance Film Festival and Business majors have a trip to Australia. The theater department is one of the best in Orange County. The dorms are not stellar, but at least there are no community bathrooms. Only the sophomore girls get AC. The cafeteria is always a source of complaint. They try too hard to be exotic and they never have enough gluten free options. However, the small coffee shop on campus is always busy and students love to sit together in the courtyard between classes.

Choose a Program at Vanguard University

Browse the directory of Vanguard programs below. Click the program for details about individual degree programs. Then use the on-page form to request more information from Vanguard University. Get started now!