Statement of Accreditation Status
American Jewish University

15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077-1599
United States

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Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 24, 2016
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Robbie Totten Interim Chief Academic Officer & College Dean; Chair & Associate Professor, Politics & Global Studies Department rtotten [at]
Board of Directors Chair Virginia Maas Chair of the Board of Directors vamaas [at]
Chief Academic Officer Robbie Totten Interim Chief Academic Officer & College Dean; Chair & Associate Professor, Politics & Global Studies Department rtotten [at]
Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Herbst President jeffrey.herbst [at]
Chief Financial Officer Zofia Yalovsky Vice President Finance Administration and Technology zyalovsky [at]
Director Institutional Research Arnie Weisberg Registrar Director & Institutional Research Coordinator aweisberg [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Biology and Bioethics Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Business Administration and Innovation Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Fundraising Non-degree 2018 On-Site
Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship Non-degree 2018 On-Site
Early Childhood Education Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Education Masters 1986 On-Site
Education Studies Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Global Studies Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Individualized Studies Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Jewish Education (Certificate) Non-degree 2018 On-Site
Jewish Studies Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Legal Studies Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Masters of Arts in Education in Early Childhood Education Masters 2018 On-Site
Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Masters 1975 On-Site
MBA in Nonprofit Management Masters 1978 On-Site
Media Arts Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Nonprofit Business Certificate for Rabbis Non-degree 2019 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Rabbinic Studies Masters 1996 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2020 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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