Then and Now

1920 // Vanguard enrollment: 15

2010 // Vanguard enrollment: 2,100

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1950 // Orange County population: 216,224

2010 // Orange County population: 3.1 million

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1939 // Bachelor’s degrees offered: 2 (theology and sacred music)

2010 // Bachelor’s degrees offered: 30 majors and concentrations

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1946 // Number of Faculty: 14

2011 // Number of Faculty: 86 full-time and 113 part-time; 75% of full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Did You Know?

In the 1940s, students were required to bring their own napkin and napkin ring to meals. They were fined for broken dishes.

In 1950, Vanguard (then SCBC) moved to a former Army Air Base. Three years later, Costa Mesa was incorporated with an initial size of 3.5 square miles and a population of only 16,840.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .