Southern California University Of Health Sciences

Southern California University Of Health Sciences

Southern California University of Health Sciences, SCU, was established in 1911. SCU, which occupies 38 acres in Whittier, California, awards the master's degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine, and the doctorate degree in chiropractic. A number of continuing education courses and accelerated degree programs are also available. The university is organized into the following divisions:

  • College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
  • School of Professional Studies

Students of Southern California University of Health Sciences participate in intramural sports like basketball, soccer, softball, flag football, and volleyball. The university also supports student organizations including the Associated Student Body, the Educational Advancement Committee, and the Student American Chiropractic Association. The bi-monthly magazine published by SCU students is called "Campus Connection".

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Contacting SCUHS

Southern California University of Health Sciences
16200 E Amber Valley Dr
Whittier , CA 90604
General Phone: (562) 947-8755

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SCUHS Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy135chiropractic, acupuncture

Number of programs and degrees for SCUHS in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree - professional practice1161
Master's degree191

SCUHS Student Body

In 2007-2008, SCUHS had a total enrollment of 558 students (135 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 28%
Black 2%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 47%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 13%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 1%
22-24 22%
25-29 46%
30-34 16%
35-39 9%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%

SCUHS Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Whittier, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

SCUHS Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancenot required

SCUHS Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
SCUHS participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 122900)

SCUHS Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3213

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$72,9011*
Associate professorcalendar year5$62,0244$59,869
Assistant professorcalendar year16$53,6565$50,661
Instructorcalendar year1*3$39,189
No academic rankcalendar year8$41,5005$39,500
All faculty totalcalendar year40$57,24018$48,333

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

SCUHS Degree Programs (2007)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Chiropractic (DC)

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SCUHS Highlights

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What Sets SCUHS Apart:

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Minority % of student body
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Top 16%SCUHS Minority % of student body

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