Vanguard University Welcomes Bethany Students

Costa Mesa, CA – June 16, 2011 – Vanguard University (VU) welcomes Bethany University (BU) students interested in pursuing their education in a Christ-centered community. Bethany University, located in Scotts Valley, California, announced June 13 that the University will close following a summer “teach out.”

Vanguard and Bethany share a rich history as institutions of higher education in California, with Vanguard University being established one year after Bethany in 1920. Vanguard offers bachelor and master degrees on its beautiful Southern California campus. Vanguard University shares several of Bethany’s most popular undergraduate majors, including Business Administration, Communication, Psychology, Liberal Studies, and Religion.

Vanguard is working directly with Bethany University on a Memorandum of Understanding in partnership with their accreditation agency, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Vanguard is making every effort to help Bethany students to transfer into an undergraduate degree program or masters degree program in Education for fall 2011. Vanguard will waive the undergraduate or graduate application fee and is dedicating admissions and financial aid counselors to work with each individual student and their family.

Kim Johnson, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management, explains, “Every student is unique. Because each university has distinct academic requirements and financial aid packages, we are encouraging students to submit an application and take advantage of the individualized counseling and support Vanguard counselors provide.”

Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jeff Hittenberger, comments “Vanguard is committed to serving Bethany students and their families. Vanguard University takes pride in the personal professor-mentor relationships that undergird our commitment to academic excellence. As students make a transition, the Vanguard community will serve and care for students and their families in addition to providing quick and comprehensive answers to their questions.”

Bethany University students can apply online immediately for free. Undergraduate admissions counselors may be reached at 800.722.6279 or by email at Graduate admissions counselors may be reached at 877.669.8872 or

Vanguard University (VU) is a private, coeducational, comprehensive university of liberal arts and professional studies that provides a Spirit-empowered community in which to pursue a quality Christ-centered education. The University was established in 1920, and now offers more than 30 degree programs. More information is available at

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