General Catalog

History

Founded in 1997 to provide a unique learning environment based on academic rigor, personal attention, and fulfilling the educational needs of underserved populations including the Hispanic and Latino communities in Southern California, United States University is uniquely successful in serving its target population and attaining its academic and social missions.

The University, originally known as InterAmerican College, was founded by Dr. Reymundo Marin and Dr. Maria Viramontes de Marin. In 2009, InterAmerican College was accredited by the WASC, Senior College and University Commission and changed its status from a non-profit to a for-profit. In April 2010, the Board of Trustees voted to change the university’s name to United States University.

USU moved to its current facility from Chula Vista to the Mission Valley area in San Diego on July 5, 2016. Aspen Group, Inc. (AGI) assumed ownership of USU on December 1, 2017.