Rochester University was established in 2012 by a group of community leaders and pastors to serve the growing communities in Southern California in general and Orange County in particular.


Under the exceptional leadership of the board of directors, local pastors and scholars who share and support the mission, Rochester University seeks to educate students to be leaders. Rochester University currently offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Rochester has received verification of religious exemption status by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) under the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).


Rochester University is currently seeking to be accredited by regional or national accreditation agencies, recognized by US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).