About USU

United States University was originally founded as InterAmerican College (IAC) in National City, CA in 1997. USU has a long history of and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The institution’s founding focus was to provide educational opportunities for underserved populations such as working adults, Latinx, first-generation college students, and immigrants to increase bilingual capacity in nursing, healthcare, and education in Southern California. In 2009, WSCUC approved initial accreditation for IAC and concurrently approved a structural change from nonprofit to for-profit status. The change was formally implemented in 2010, and the school was renamed United States University (USU). Today, USU serves over 2000 students, 65% of whom are Asian American (mostly Filipinx), African American and Hispanic with the majority first generation college graduates.