The University was first accredited in 1955 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC most recently reaffirmed La Verne’s accreditation on July 10, 2012, for a period of eight years. Information on La Verne’s accreditation process is available at http://laverne.edu/wasc/.
- The College of Education and Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- The Masters in Public Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
- The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
- The College of Law is accredited by the State Bar of California and has been provisionally approved by the America Bar Association (ABA)
- Credential programs are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
- The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
- The Legal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association.
The College of Education and Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher and advanced educator preparation programs at the La Verne campus and all regional locations. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
University Strategic Plan and a Campus Master Plan
La Verne operates under the auspices of a University Strategic Plan and a Campus Master Plan approved in 2007, with the Master Plan amended in 2009. In 2010, President Steve Morgan announced a reorganization of La Verne’s upper administration, in part to accommodate concerns expressed by WASC’s accreditation team after its February 2010 visit. The reorganization consolidates all academic programs, recruiting, admissions, academic services, and co-curricular services under the leadership of the Provost (see appendix).
Over the past decade, La Verne has renovated or newly constructed over half of its buildings, and it has completely developed the central campus core with a remodeled Sports Science & Athletics Pavilion, a landscaped public plaza, and built a LEED certified Campus Center.
In recent years, the University acquired 50 acres of vacant land located just over one-half mile from the main campus.
This “Campus West” site provides acreage for future development, effectively doubling the institution’s land holdings within its traditional home city.