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California College of the Arts

1111 8th Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

United States

Telephone: 415-703-9500


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Barbara Gross Davis

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: 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: 1,107

Graduate FTE: 343

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 OfficerDominick TracyAssociate Provost for Educational
Board of Directors ChairLorna MeyerManaging Director, Wealth Management, Merrill
Chief Academic OfficerTammy Rae
Chief Executive OfficerDavid
Chief Financial OfficerSuzanne GrevaActing Chief Financial Officer and
Director Institutional ResearchJose de los ReyesAssociate Director of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00112700California College of the ArtsSan FranciscoMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Advanced Architectural DesignMasters2011On-Site
Curatorial PracticeMasters2003On-Site
Fashion DesignBachelors1997On-Site
Fine ArtsMasters1936On-Site
Game ArtsBachelors2021On-Site
Graphic DesignBachelors1941On-Site
History of Art and Visual CultureBachelors2003On-Site
Industrial DesignBachelors1988On-Site
Interaction DesignMasters2015On-Site
Interaction DesignBachelors2011On-Site
Interior DesignBachelors1970On-Site
Jewelry/Metal ArtsBachelors1936On-Site
MBA in Design StrategyMasters2008On-Site
Visual and Critical StudiesMasters2000On-Site
Writing and LiteratureBachelors2003On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Offsite Review
Fall2025Accreditation Visit