Statement of Accreditation Status
California College of the Arts

1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
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.

001127
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, February 17, 2017
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

1900
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1954
Undergraduate FTE: 
1,442
Graduate FTE: 
431
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 Dominick Tracy Associate Provost for Educational Effectiveness dtracy [at] cca.edu
Board of Directors Chair Art Gensler Chair of the Board of Trustees arthur_gensler [at] gensler.com
Chief Academic Officer Tammy Rae Carland Provost tcarland [at] cca.edu
Chief Executive Officer Stephen Beal President sbeal [at] cca.edu
Chief Financial Officer Terry Aguiar Senior Vice President - Finance and Administration taguiar [at] cca.edu
Director Institutional Research Jennifer Juras Director of Institutional Research jjuras [at] cca.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Advanced Architectural Design Masters 2011 On-Site
Animation Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Architecture Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Architecture Masters 2004 On-Site
Ceramics Bachelors 1936 On-Site
Comics Masters 2013 On-Site
Community Arts Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Curatorial Practice Masters 2003 On-Site
Design Masters 2000 On-Site
Fashion Design Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Film Masters 2013 On-Site
Film Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Fine Arts Masters 1936 On-Site
Furniture Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Glass Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Graphic Design Bachelors 1941 On-Site
Illustration Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Individualized Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Industrial Design Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Interaction Design Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Interaction Design Masters 2015 On-Site
Interior Design Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Jewelry/Metal Arts Bachelors 1936 On-Site
Leading by Design Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Making Architecture Non-degree 2016 On-Site
MBA in Design Strategy Masters 2008 On-Site
MBA in Strategic Foresight Masters 2014 On-Site
Painting/Drawing Bachelors 1936 On-Site
Photography Bachelors 1936 On-Site
Printmaking Bachelors 1936 On-Site
Sculpture Bachelors 1936 On-Site
Textiles Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Visual and Critical Studies Masters 2000 On-Site
Visual Studies Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Writing Masters 2000 On-Site
Writing and Literature Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2020 Progress Report
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 2024 Offsite Review
Fall 2024 Accreditation Visit

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