Glen Oaks College was founded in 2007 in Glendale, California for the purpose of offering certificate and diploma programs in allied health. Very shortly after its founding, the school ownership was changed and the school was relocated to Riverside, California where it has expanded its offerings.

Glen Oaks College was approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education in December of 2011.

In March of 2013, the College received its authorization to enroll non-immigrant foreign students from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) which is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

In February of 2017 Glen Oaks College was accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).