Founding and Accreditation
In 1968, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM) established the Marymount California University institution of higher education. In 1975, the RSHM transferred responsibility for the University to a lay board of trustees. Members of the RSHM provide a legacy to the University, through which their charism and education standard inspire the University’s mission. Marymount California University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Marymount California University has the same recognition as any other American university degree.