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Student Achievements
and Accreditation

General Information

Claremont Lincoln University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission. A statement of CLU's accreditation status can be viewed on the WASC website.

The WASC Senior College and University Commission ("the Commission") is a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific as well as a limited number of institutions outside the U.S. Through its work of peer review, based on standards agreed to by the membership, the Commission encourages continuous institutional improvement and assures the membership and its constituencies, including the public, that accredited institutions are fulfilling their missions in service to their students and the public good.

WASC Senior College
and University Commission

985 Atlantic Avenue, #100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone (510) 748-9001
To obtain a copy of CLU's
WASC accreditation, contact:

Stephanie Varnon-Hughes, Accreditation Liaison Officer
svarnon-hughes@claremontlincoln.edu
Phone 909-667-4412

Learning at CLU

Claremont Lincoln is a graduate university that provides innovative educational offerings with a global view. Students develop the capacity for leadership for positive change across all social and industry sectors. In this interconnected age, our students are able to engage in dialogue and collaboration across cultural, ideological, faith and economic mindsets. We achieve our mission within four areas of advanced inquiry and practice: the foundational Claremont Core® (Mindfulness, Dialogue, Collaboration and Change) and our three current discipline areas of Organizational Leadership, Peace & Social Justice and Social Impact.

OUTCOMES
M.A. in Peace and Social Justice with a Concentration in Interfaith Action
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

This M.A. in Peace and Social Justice with a Concentration in Interfaith Action aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to educate leaders capable of reaching across differences to create a more just and sustainable world. In this program you will learn:

  • Power & Privilege: Explore and interpret religion in relation to structures of power and privilege and in the context of cultural, political, and economic histories.
  • Religious Literacy: Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of research and construct an evolving literacy of major religious traditions and cultural identities.
  • Conflict Resolution: Appraise the function of religion-cultural identities and apply strategies to resolve moral-based conflicts in a way that is non-defensive, confident, and respectful.
  • Action Research: Research, collaborate, design, and implement high-impact strategies in a leadership action plan for social change.
  • Post-Secular Understanding: Analyze and interrogate normative and popular categories of religion while developing a post-secular awareness to interpret the evolving role of religious and secular traditions in the public sphere.
  • Interpersonal Communication: Develop and demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders in a global community or organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Social Impact
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

This online master's degree in Social Impact aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to educate leaders capable of reaching across differences to create a more just and sustainable world. In this program you will learn:

  • Social Impact Literacy: Synthesize the history, heritage, and context of social change and innovation for application to current world problems.
  • Interpersonal Communication: Develop and demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders in a global community or organization.
  • Social Leadership: Function as mindful humanistic change agents and empathetic leaders skilled and knowledgeable about how to catalyze and sustain changes in social systems.
  • Resource Models: Develop resourcing strategies built on current market principles and procedures.
  • Social Evaluation: Develop and employ evaluation and learning approaches to gain visibility on and adapt efforts for systems change and social innovation.
  • Action Research: Research, analyze, and determine appropriate methods and contemporary strategies for designing and implementing initiatives that generate positive social impact.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Ethics
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Ethics aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems:

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Ethical Theories: Articulate the major theories of ethical thinking and assess their implications in a contemporary, global context.
  • Social Good: Analyze the spaces on the continuum between the corruptive nature of power and social responsibility.
  • Global Ethics: Evaluate and resolve multiple ethical perspectives and their impact on organizational effectiveness.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Human Resources
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Human Resources aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems:

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Professional Development: Analyze models for training and develop leaders throughout the organization and apply strategic plans for career development and training inside an organization.
  • Global Management: Assess and apply strategies for successful management of a global and diverse workforce with shifting demographics and expectations.
  • HR Leadership: Analyze the strategic role of Human Resources Management as a business function in an organization.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Healthcare
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Healthcare aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems:

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Laws & Finances: Identify effective practice in healthcare operations by analyzing the complexity of the finance functions and reimbursement systems and the laws governing regulations.
  • Healthcare Leadership: Evaluate and analyze leadership problems and solutions within the field of healthcare and develop an understanding of the current healthcare reform environment in the US.
  • Change Management: Synthesize the major theories and principles of leadership and ethics, conduct personal and organizational analysis, and develop behavioral change strategies in healthcare organizations.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Civic Engagement
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Civic Engagement aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems.

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Engagement: Evaluate the strengths and limitations of government, civic engagement, and public participation and the distinct roles of each in a representative democracy.
  • Policy: Identify the elements of and develop the capability to, craft sound policy and programs driven by citizen participation.
  • Civic Leadership: Analyze the strategies of engagement and apply appropriate strategies to lead people to effectively work together for sustainable results in the civic arena.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Technology Management
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Tech Management aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems.

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Analyze: Analyze and formulate strategic organizational values and plans for effective management of technological innovation development and evolution.
  • Apply: Apply research and theories to promote innovation, transformation, and ethics in technology management.
  • Evaluate: Evaluate theories and practices to cultivate policy and ethical decision-making in leveraging technology

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Higher Education
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Higher Education aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems.

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Apply: Apply research and theory to promote social change in higher education leadership.
  • Develop: Develop communication strategies to meet the needs of diverse populations in higher education.
  • Forumlate: Formulate decisions based on leadership theories that support inclusive higher education practices.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Professional Studies
OPEN

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Professional Studies aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems.

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Critical Thinking: Apply analytical and imaginative conclusions to solve an issue or problem.
  • Strategic Planning: Demonstrate the ability to apply strategic planning in a field of study.
  • Professional Skills: Apply disciplinary competence to lead people to effectively work together for sustainable results.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Human Resources Management (Pending WSCUC Approval)
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Human Resources Management aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce human resource professionals and leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of diverse viewpoints to resolve problems:

  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • People Management: Understand the foundations of strategic human resource management, workforce planning and employment, and employee and labor relations with a particular focus on mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration.
  • Decision-making: Examine data and analytic insights, quantitative and qualitative relationships, and decision-making strategies within a global and diverse workforce.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Conflict Resolution: Resolve conflicts through mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration to bring about positive change.
  • Action Research: Research, design, and implement a capstone project to affect a positive impact.

Student Achievement FAQ

QUESTION
Why does Claremont Lincoln University report on and display student success?
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ANSWER

CLU reports student achievement data to allow stakeholders and prospective students to make informed decisions about what they can expect at CLU. We also report student achievement data to meet federal and accrediting agency requirements.

QUESTION
What types of student achievement data are used to demonstrate success in CLU programs?
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CLU's Retention Rates

Term Total Students Total Without Withdrawn Withdrawn Students Term Retention (80%) Goal Term Attrition Rate Aspiring Goal
APR 2013 5 5 0 100% 80% 0% 5%
JUL 2013 9 9 0 100% 80% 0% 5%
OCT 2013 11 10 1 91% 80% 9% 5%
JAN 2014 14 14 0 100% 80% 0% 5%
APR 2014 11 10 1 91% 80% 9% 5%
JUL 2014 23 23 0 100% 80% 0% 5%
OCT 2014 41 40 1 98% 80% 2% 5%
JAN 2015 50 48 2 96% 80% 4% 5%
APR 2015 60 58 2 97% 80% 3% 5%
Jul-15 46 41 5 89% 80% 11% 5%
Oct-15 70 66 4 94% 80% 6% 5%
Jan-16 66 61 5 92% 80% 8% 5%
Apr-16 55 51 4 93% 80% 7% 5%
Jul-16 56 49 7 88% 80% 13% 5%
Oct-16 73 68 5 93% 80% 7% 5%
Jan-17 61 58 3 95% 80% 5% 5%
Apr-17 45 44 1 98% 80% 2% 5%
Jul-17 55 50 5 91% 80% 9% 5%
Oct-17 56 46 10 82% 80% 18% 5%
Jan-18 49 45 4 92% 80% 8% 5%
Apr-18 69 67 2 97% 80% 3% 5%
Jul-18 109 98 11 90% 80% 10% 5%
Fall 2018 128 113 15 88% 80% 12% 5%
Winter 2019 152 138 14 91% 80% 9% 5%

Only active students who were billed are calculated in the retention formula.
Retention formula: (current term withdrawn students/total students)
Average Retention: 90%

CLU's Graduation Rate

Academic Year (July 1 – June 30)
Terms to Completion Students Enrolled 5 Terms 8 Terms 10+ Terms
2012-2013 5 Enrolled 40% 100% 100%
2013-2014 9 Enrolled 22% 78% 100%
2014-2015 56 Enrolled 52% 59% 59%
2015-2016 55 Enrolled 47% 62% 67%
2016-2017 51 Enrolled 24% 41% **
2017-2018 66 Enrolled ** ** **
2018-2019 193 Enrolled ** ** **

Graduation rates include all students who matriculated for at least one term. Terms to completion calculations exclude terms in which students were not enrolled in courses.

**Graduation rate data for academic years 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 is still being collected as the terms to completion time frames have not yet elapsed for these years.

QUESTION
How are student achievement reports generated?
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ANSWER

The Office of Academic Affairs develops the reporting templates and the reports are generated from data maintained by the Registrar/Director of Student Services.

QUESTION
How often is the student achievement data updated?
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ANSWER

The data is updated weekly, and reports are shared throughout the Office of Academic Affairs and with Student Affairs quarterly.

QUESTION
When is CLU required to report and/or publish new data about student achievement?
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ANSWER

The reporting period for updating student achievement at WSCUC is May of each year. The reporting deadline for student achievement data to IPEDS is February 15.

QUESTION
What kind of people are enrolling for CLU's M.A. programs?
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ANSWER

There are as many types of people who attend CLU as there are reasons for attending. We take pride in encouraging a robust, diverse, and tolerant student body. Read about some of our student statistics in this PDF.