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Art Center College of Design

1700 Lida St.

Pasadena, CA 91103

United States

Telephone: (626) 396-2200


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Christopher N. Oberg

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: July 29, 2021

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1955

Undergraduate FTE: 1,936

Graduate FTE: 277

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: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerLeslie JohnsonAssociate Provost, Academic Affairs and Educational
Board of Directors ChairMichael WarsawChair, Board of
Chief Academic OfficerAnne BurdickActing
Chief Executive OfficerKaren HofmannPresident &
Chief Financial OfficerLeigh BernerDirector, Budgeting and Financial
Director Institutional ResearchEsmeralda NavaAssistant Provost, Institutional Research and Educational
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
001116001111 S. Arroyo ParkwayPasadenaAdditionalActive
00111600870 S. Raymond Ave.PasadenaAdditionalActive
00111600950 S. Raymond AvePasadenaAdditionalActive
00111600Art Center College of DesignPasadenaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Brand Design and StrategyMasters2022Distance Education
Creative DirectionBachelors1930On-Site
Entertainment DesignBachelors2008On-Site
Fine ArtBachelors1930On-Site
Graduate ArtMasters1986On-Site
Graduate FilmMasters1975On-Site
Graduate Furniture, Lighting and Fixtures DesignMasters2021On-Site
Graduate Graphic DesignMasters2017On-Site
Graduate Industrial DesignMasters1996On-Site
Graduate Media Design PracticesMasters2000On-Site
Graduate Spatial Experience DesignMasters2012On-Site
Graduate Transportation Systems and DesignMasters2012On-Site
Graphic DesignBachelors1986On-Site
Innovation Systems DesignMasters2013On-Site
Interaction DesignBachelors2012On-Site
Interaction DesignMasters2022Distance Education
Photography & ImagingBachelors1931On-Site
Product DesignBachelors1991On-Site
Spatial Experience DesignBachelors1992On-Site
Transportation DesignBachelors1991On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2024Offsite Review
Spring2025Accreditation Visit