Statement of Accreditation Status
Art Center College of Design

1700 Lida St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

001116
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.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 23, 2017
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1955
Undergraduate FTE: 
1,891
Graduate FTE: 
218
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

Non-Profit
Sponsorship

Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

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.

Semester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Leslie Johnson Executive Director of Academic Affairs leslie.johnson [at] artcenter.edu
Board of Directors Chair Robert Davidson Chairman of the Board of Trustees ellen.fujimoto [at] artcenter.edu
Chief Academic Officer Karen Hofmann Provost karen.hofmann [at] artcenter.edu
Chief Executive Officer Lorne Buchman President lorne.buchman [at] artcenter.edu
Chief Financial Officer Richard Haluschak Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer rich.haluschak [at] artcenter.edu
Director Institutional Research Esmeralda Nava Director Institutional Research esmeralda.nava [at] artcenter.edu

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Season Year Review Type
Spring 2021 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)).

Spring 2021 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Fall 2024 Offsite Review
Spring 2025 Accreditation Visit

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