The University of La Verne is a private university composed of many facets including the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Law, the College of Education and Organizational Leadership, as well as the College of Business and Public Management. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. It is located east of Los Angeles in La Verne, California.
The university was founded in 1891. Originally formed by members of the church in 1891 as Lordsburg College, the La Verne University acquired its present-day name in 1917, with three quarters of the student body appointed in the 1930s. The institution began offering off-campus degree programs in 1969, followed by the inauguration of its College of Law. The first doctorate was conferred in 1979, with its first masters in the 1960s.