Statement of Accreditation Status
California College of the Arts

1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

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.

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, 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.

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 Dominick Tracy Associate Provost dtracy [at]
Board of Directors Chair Lorna Meyer Managing Director, Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch lorna_meyer [at]
Chief Academic Officer Tammy Rae Carland Provost tcarland [at]
Chief Executive Officer Stephen Beal President sbeal [at]
Chief Financial Officer Ed Prohaska Chief Financial Officer eprohaska [at]
Director Institutional Research Dominick Tracy Associate Provost dtracy [at]
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
Game Arts Bachelors 2021 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
MBA in Design Strategy Masters 2008 On-Site
Painting/Drawing Bachelors 1936 On-Site
Photography Bachelors 1936 On-Site
Printmedia 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
Spring 2024 Offsite Review
Fall 2024 Accreditation Visit

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