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Institutional Effectiveness Data

Facts & Figures

Institutional Characteristics
  • 2022/23 unduplicated headcount of 546 (432 undergraduate, 114 graduate). Click here to view Enrollment Report.
  • Over 60% of the LPU student body is made up of historically under-represented populations (over 35% of whom are Hispanic/Latino).
  • Fall 2022 Student to Faculty ratio was 11.8 to 1.
  • 44% of full-time professors hold a terminal degree.
Institutional Performance
  • LPU’s five-year average retention rate from first year to second year for all incoming students (2017-2021 cohorts) is 62.7%. First-time Full-time is 64%.
  • 46.8% of students who enrolled in the traditional residential program graduated within 6 years; 46.6% of first-time Freshmen (five-year average).
  • Click here to view Retention & Graduation Report.
Financial Aid
  • In 2021/22, 90% of incoming traditional undergraduate students received some form of student aid.
  • 47.5% of undergraduate students received Pell Grants.
  • 76.6% of traditional undergraduate students received institutional student aid.
  • In 2021/22, the average student indebtedness of bachelor’s degree graduates at graduation was $18,007.
  • 2021/22 3-year student loan default rate was 2.4%.
Student Outcomes

Faculty assess student achievement of learning outcomes annually through direct assessment of student work as well as surveying student perceptions.  The PLO Annual Assessment Chart provides the results of those assessments.

Of 2021/22 graduates from traditional undergraduate programs:

  • 100% who pursued Foursquare licensing were approved by the licensing panel.
  • 56% had an immediate place of ministry.
  • 70% intend to go on to graduate school.
Student Engagement

According to the 2021/22 Graduating Student Survey:

  • 97.8% of graduating students feel that they received a quality Bible-based education.
  • 88.9% found the instruction at LPU to be intellectually challenging.
  • 84.4% felt the cost of education was a good value.
  • 82.6% felt the faculty displayed a genuine concern for them.
  • 89.1% 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.
Student-Athlete Graduation Rates
Four-Year Rate
Six-Year Rate

Strategic Plan

Beginning in Fall 2019, soon after the appointment of LPU’s 11th president, the University began work on a new strategic plan to guide the institution’s efforts and assure long-term viability. The approved plan, The Next 100: Transforming the Generations, provides the institution with a course of action for the next five to seven years during which LPU will celebrate its centennial (2023). The Board of Trustees approved the strategic plan in February 2021.


WASC Senior College and University Commission

Life Pacific University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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Suite 500
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748–9001

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

Association for Biblical Higher Education

LPU is also accredited through the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) Commission on Accreditation to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate, Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral levels. ABHE is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U. S. Department of Education (USDE).

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Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 207–0808

Click here to view the 2021 Commission’s Action Letter

More information about the ABHE.

State Authorization

The U.S. Department of Education requires higher education institutions offering distance education in a state where it is not physically located meet requirements for offering distance education to students residing within that state. Requirements vary by state. We are continually evaluating our status and the authorization requirements within these states.

For more information click here.


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.

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