Education and Instruction
Vanguard University is a private, Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies equipping students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service. U.S. News & World Report for 2016 ranked Vanguard University #13 in Regional Colleges (West), #10 for Best Colleges for Veterans, and #19 for economic diversity. The Princeton Review also named Vanguard University a 2015 “Best in the West” College. Additionally, Vanguard is named in the Christian Colleges of Distinction and made the Forbes list of best universities. Vanguard University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The mission of Vanguard University is to pursue knowledge, cultivate character, deepen faith, and equip each student for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service. Vanguard pursues its mission by cultivating the Spirit-empowered life in Christian experience and service; promoting academic excellence that integrates faith and life; providing professor-mentors in a dynamic community environment. Vanguard is located in Costa Mesa, California, a coastal community about 50 miles south of Los Angeles and minutes from the beach.