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AZUSA, CA   |  www.apu.edu

Mission

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in liberal arts and professional programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life.

Notes from the nonprofit

The President’s Cabinet is accountable for the leadership and management of the University. Current Members (June 23, 2021): Alanna Cajthaml, MS, Vice President for Finance and Business Strategy; Chief Financial Officer Andrew Barton, EdD, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Mission Integration Chris Jennings, JD, General Counsel Corbin Hoornbeek, MA, Vice President for University Advancement Don Davis, EdD, Vice President for Administration; Chief Information Officer Gary Pine, MBA, Director of Athletics Heather Petridis, PhD, Vice President for Enrollment Management; Chief Enrollment Officer Keith E. Hall, EdD, Vice President; Chief Diversity Officer Maureen A. Taylor, MA, Vice President for Strategic Communication and Engagement Megan Prosser, PhD, Senior Advisor to the President and Chief of Staff Paola Martinez, MBA, Vice President for Human Resources Paul W. Ferguson, PhD, DABT, President Rukshan Fernando, PhD, Provost Shino Simons, PhD, Vice President for Student Affairs

Ruling year info

1946

President

Dr. Paul W. Ferguson

Main address

901 E ALOSTA AVE PO Box 7000

AZUSA, CA 91702 USA

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EIN

95-1744369

NTEE code info

University or Technological (B43)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Azusa Pacific University answers the need for relevant, transformational higher education that is accessible to a diverse student population. We equip our students to make a difference in our world as scholars and leaders.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

68 bachelor’s degrees, 47 master’s degrees, 18 certificates, 9 credentials, and 9 doctoral programs

Azusa Pacific University (APU) was founded in 1899 as the Training School for Christian Workers, which had 12 students in its first term. Today, we are one of southern California’s largest private universities, located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles in the city of Azusa. APU educates nearly 9,000 students (4,498 traditional undergraduate/bachelor’s completion, 4,430 graduate) on the main campus and at 6 regional centers (High Desert, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Murrieta, Orange County, and San Diego), offering 68 bachelor’s degrees, 47 master’s degrees, 18 certificates, 9 credentials, and 9 doctoral programs. Our academic programs are offered through the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences, the School of Education, the Honors College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Theology, the College of the Arts, the School of Business and Management, the School of Nursing, and Azusa Pacific Seminary. APU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and is classified as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education . Committed to diversity and inclusion, APU admits students of all faiths. APU has a community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation, and is also nationally recognized as a Carnegie R2 Doctoral University with high research activity consistent with outstanding faculty scholarship.

As APU fulfills its commitment to academic excellence, it is continually recognized as a national leader in private higher education. APU was ranked 281/800 on the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2021 college rankings and came in at No. 227 in the U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2021 edition. According to the US News and World Report, APU ranks high on Social Mobility (71/388 schools): enrolling and graduating large proportions of Pell Grant recipients, and First-Year Experiences (27/78 schools): a practice known to lead to academic success. APU has made Forbes’ list: “Top 25 Universities According To Alumni Ratings,” based on alumni agreement with statements: “You received a high-quality education;” “Your education was worth the cost;” “If you had to do it all over again, you would attend the same institution;” “You would recommend the educational path you took to other people;” and “You would not be where you are today without your degree.”

Population(s) Served
Academics
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults
Veterans

Where we work

Accreditations

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education - Accreditation 2019

Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada - Accreditation (10 years) 2019

National Association of Schools of Art and Design - Accreditation 2019

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 1984

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) 2013

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of scholars who earn a Bachelor's degree

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

68 bachelor’s degrees, 47 master’s degrees, 18 certificates, 9 credentials, and 9 doctoral programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Includes traditional undergraduate (first time freshman/transfer students), and bachelor's degree completion students. Decrease in degrees is due to declining higher education enrollment nationwide.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Azusa Pacific University

Board of directors
as of 7/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tom Miller

Business Executive

Sally Colace

Christian Ministries

Tom Miller

Business Executive

Lucie Moore

Attorney

Lynette Ilertsen

Teacher/Administrator (Retired)

Cathy McIntyre

Former Small Business Owner

Tim Stripe

Real Estate Development Executive

Larry Acosta

NGO Leader

Evan Collins

Securities Executive

Ray Johnston

Senior Pastor

Albert Tate

Senior Pastor

Larry Walkemeyer

Superintendent/Lead Pastor

Paul Ferguson

President, Azusa Pacific University

Jesus Arriaga

IT Consultant

Matthews Chacko

Professor, Medical School

Greg Esgar

Business Executive

Richard Link

Business Executive

Vinicio Lopez

Higher Education Administrator

Kelli O'Gorman

Finance Executive

Lindsey Rehfeld

Business Executive

Rishi Sriram

Higher Education Administrator

Rob Tiede

Business Executive

Ava Siwek

Medical Practice Executive

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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