Address: 17011 Beach Boulevard, Suite 900, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Apollos University was established with the mission to provide higher education to qualified students that might not be able to attend or afford a traditional university. The University was originally founded in August, 2004 as a non-profit university. Later the non-profit corporation was closed and today’s for-profit corporation was established in May, 2005. The new University was named Apollos University of California with a “doing business as” (DBA) ApollosUniversity.
Apollos has remained true to its original mission of providing higher education to qualified students via online technologies and mediums. Today, it has students in the United States as well as in Africa, Asia and Europe. The majority of these students would not be able to leave their jobs and enroll in a traditional university.
Apollos University received its approval from the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary & Vocational Education (BPPVE) in July 2005 and then enrolled its first student in September 2005. Over the past few years, the University has successfully grown and proven itself to be a student centered university. Its first graduation was held in July 2007 and the graduates have all, without exception, made significant improvements in their professional lives based upon the knowledge and encouragement they received from their Apollos University degree programs.
In its continued strive for quality; the Board of Directors authorized the Executive Board to pursue 3rd party accreditation. Apollos applied for accreditation in 2010 and received accreditation status in January 2012. The university is now an accredited member of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Apollos University (AU) is an academic institution of higher learning that is dedicated to the principle of providing the highest quality education at an affordable tuition rate for non-traditional students who seek to increase their career advancement opportunities and enhance their leadership skills. Our programs are built on a foundation of knowledge transfer, application of knowledge, critical thinking, and research skills. AU’s programs are offered worldwide through an online, distance learning methodology designed to meet the needs of the global student while providing individualized service to our students.
Goals and Objectives
1. Equip students with academic skills to advance their careers.
a. [The objective is to] Maintain a rating of 95% or higher in the Graduate Survey section for academic and career skills.
b. Compare AU programs to programs from accredited universities and AU’s attainment and continuation of accreditation status.
2. Enrich leadership skills by instilling greater confidence and abilities to exercise stewardship in organizations.
a. Maintain a rating of 95% or higher in the Graduate Survey section for leadership.
b. Gather feedback from employers and career advancement data from graduates to enable programmatic improvements.
3. Enable students’ strength of mind, to derive facts and data relationships from research and analysis, to influence action.
a. Maintain a rating of 50% or higher compared to cohort benchmarks. Monitor and use feedback from students and graduates, and completion rates to assess and improve the effectiveness of program offerings.
4. Promote boundary-less lifelong learning by offering two workshops annually for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni.
a. Maintain a rating of 50% or higher in year-over-year participation.
b. Monitor and use student, graduate, and employer feedback to improve course content with relationship to career field and leadership skills.
5. Provide individual-centeredacademic programs and services.
a. Sustain and improve enrollment and student success as indicated by a rising trend.
b. Monitor and use faculty demographics for cross-cultural student and University benefit.
6. Contribute to the scholarly body of knowledge.
a. Demonstrate 0.1% or higher of Students, Faculty, Staff, or Alumni publishing year over year.