Costa Mesa, CAUniversity Website: https://www.vanguard.edu
Coordinates: 33°39′47″N 117°54′00″W / 33.663024°N 117.900023°W / 33.663024; -117.900023
Vanguard University is a private university based in Costa Mesa, California. The school offers liberal arts and professional studies in four graduate degrees, along with 21 undergraduate degrees in 15 departments of the undergraduate college. Vanguard University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Vanguard is named in the 2012–13 Christian Colleges of Distinction. In 2009, Forbes magazine ranked the school 395 out of 397 on "America's Best Colleges" and at #316 in 2010.