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3,410

Total Students

14:1

Student-Faculty Ratio

98%

Employed or in Grad School

59

Countries Represented

100+

Student Clubs & Organizations

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Who We Are

糖心少女 is a selective, comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and professional fields. Mentored by dedicated and accomplished faculty members, students pursue their passion and discover their purpose as they seek to grow as individuals.

Mission

The mission of the university is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice.

Our Purpose

The specific and primary purpose is to establish and maintain an independent post-secondary institution of higher education that attracts a diverse community of teachers, learners, and staff and is shaped by Lutheran educational values, specifically those associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or its successors.

Enrollment

  • Total: 3,410
  • Undergraduate: 2,377
  • Graduate: 1,033

Students come from 40 states and 59 countries and represent a diversity of faiths and cultures. Of traditional undergraduate students, 48% live on campus. Average class size for all programs is 14.

Accreditations

  • 糖心少女 is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • The Graduate School of Education is authorized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to offer credentials.
  • The Graduate School of Psychology's Doctor of Clinical Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
  • The School of Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Its program in Financial Planning has been registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.
  • Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.
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Affiliations

  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, NCAA Division III
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution designation by the U.S. Department of Education

Programs

Academic Programs

糖心少女 offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs through the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Psychology, School for Professional and Continuing Studies and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

There are 42 majors and 44 minors offered in the traditional undergraduate program. The Bachelor鈥檚 Degree for Professionals program offers degrees in six majors. Graduate programs include doctorates in educational leadership, higher education leadership, clinical psychology and theology; and master鈥檚 degrees in education, psychology, business, economics, information technology, public policy and administration, and divinity.
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Athletic Programs

糖心少女鈥檚 intercollegiate athletic teams compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and the NCAA Division III.

Men鈥檚 teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball and water polo. Women鈥檚 teams compete in basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball and water polo. Junior varsity teams compete in men鈥檚 and women鈥檚 basketball, men's and women鈥檚 soccer, baseball and women's volleyball.


Leadership

Administrative Leadership

  • President: Lori E. Varlotta, PhD
  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Leanne Neilson, PsyD
  • Vice President for University Advancement: Regina Biddings-Muro, EdD
  • Vice President for Mission and Identity: Melissa Maxwell-Doherty '77, MDiv '81
  • Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students: Melinda Roper, EdD
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success: Matthew Ward, PhD
  • Interim Vice President for Administration and Finance: Rick Ysasi

Academic Leadership

  • Dean of the School of Management: Gerhard Apfelthaler, PhD
  • Dean of the School for Professional and Continuing Studies: Lisa Buono, EdD
  • Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences: Timothy C. Hengst, MA
  • Dean of the Graduate School of Education: Michael Hillis, PhD
  • Dean of the Graduate School of Psychology: Rick Holigrocki, PhD
  • Dean of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary: The Rev. Alicia Vargas, PhD
  • Chair of the Faculty Senate: Michael Hart, DMA

Personnel

Faculty

  • Part-time: 

    247

  • Full-time: 

    182*

     

    *88% of full-time faculty have earned their doctorate or terminal degree

Staff and Administrators

  • Part-time: 

    93

  • Full-time: 

    362


History

California Lutheran College was founded in 1959 on a ranch donated by Richard Pederson, the son of Norwegian immigrants. The college opened its doors to 330 students in September 1961 and held its first Commencement in May 1964.

Milestones

  • 2016 鈥 Designated Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Dept. of Education
  • 2014 鈥 Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary welcomed
  • 2006 鈥 First doctoral degrees granted
  • 1994 鈥 KCLU Radio launched as a community service
  • 1986 鈥 Renamed 糖心少女
  • 1972 鈥 First master鈥檚 degrees granted
  • 1964 鈥 First class graduates
  • 1961 鈥 First students arrive
  • 1959 鈥 California Lutheran College founded

Presidents

  • 2020-Present 鈥 Lori E. Varlotta, PhD
  • 2008-2020 鈥 Chris Kimball, PhD
  • 2006-2007 鈥 John R. Sladek, PhD
  • 1992-2006 鈥 Luther S. Luedtke, PhD
  • 1981-1992 鈥 Jerry Miller, DD
  • 1972-1980 鈥 Mark Mathews, DBA
  • 1963-1971 鈥 Raymond Olson, DD
  • 1959-1962 鈥 Orville Dahl, EdD

Visiting Campus

Location

The 225-acre campus is located midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, just 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean nestled against the hills in Thousand Oaks. Off-site centers are located in Westlake Village, Oxnard and Santa Maria. Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is located in Berkeley. See more about our locations

Parking

Parking is free throughout campus. Street parking is by permit only Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitor parking is available in the parking lots on Mountclef Boulevard north and south of Olsen Road.


Contact Information

Mailing Address

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60 W. Olsen Rd. 
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2700

Email

Phone

  • Undergraduate Admission:
    805-493-3135, Fax: 805-493-3645
  • Graduate Admission:
    805-493-3325