La Verne alumni can be found in every state of the union, in 66 countries across the globe, and have distinguished themselves in nearly every field. Thirty-four judges hold a J.D. from the College of Law and Public Service. Many are business owners, CEOs, or presidents serving national and international corporations. City managers, police chiefs, city and county department heads, and several public management and law enforcement officials throughout the state hold public administration degrees from La Verne. Reflecting the high value the University places on service, many alumni are teachers, ministers, psychologists, or counselors. As a recognized leader in education since the 1920s, the University is proud that 25% of California school superintendents hold a La Verne Ed.D., and five college/university presidents earned degrees from La Verne.

There are distinguished alumni in the performing arts, many who have made significant contributions to the arts both in the classroom and in professional performance. Many alumni involved in communications fields hold positions in broadcast and print media in the competitive Los Angeles/Southern California market and include television and radio personalities. A number of former student-athletes have gone on to professional playing careers, with many more enjoying coaching careers spanning from prep to collegiate to pro competition.