WASC Special Visit Update

Life Pacific College is a place where people discover their calling. We have a rich tradition of preparing leaders for a lifetime of ministry. In 1923, Aimee Semple McPherson began LIFE Bible College in Los Angeles, California to train a generation to take the whole gospel to the whole world.


WASC Special Visit and Notifcation

The Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) and the Senior College Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) both accredit Life Pacific College (LPC). Last November, LPC received a report from the WASC special visit team as part of the important reaffirmation cycle of its regional accreditation.

During the special visit, the WASC visiting team engaged with various departments and personnel on campus resulting in several commendations related to our academic operations, faculty, assessment, commitment to mission, and campus.

Their report also included areas requiring improvement such as governance, traditional student enrollment, and long-term financial/strategic planning. The board of trustees, executive leadership, staff and faculty are deeply engaged in addressing WASC’s concerns, having already begun to work with the needed improvements immediately following the October visit.

On February 22nd, 2013 the WASC Commission acted to place LPC on probation while the college addresses each of the needed changes to demonstrate compliance with the WASC standards. The next visit will be conducted in fall 2014. It is important to note that LPC accreditation by WASC remains active and unchanged through the probation period while the College successfully addresses the issues raised. Life Pacific College’s ten-year award of national accreditation with ABHE continues, and is not affected.

LPC received its initial accreditation from ABHE in 1980 and has maintained its accreditation in good standing, receiving reaffirmation in 2010 with commendation for the college’s “effective response to the recommendations of the evaluation visit report.” The college received initial accreditation from WASC in 2004, and has taken many steps to improve the college in the years following. There is more work to accomplish, and it’s already under way.

LPC has educated leaders for ministry and service for ninety years. The leadership is confident that they will meet these challenges and continue the mission of the transformational development of students into leaders prepared to evangelize and disciple the nations and to serve and lead. Should you have specific questions relative to this, please contact Angie Richey who serves as VP and Director of College Relations at (909) 599-5433 extension 307.