Statement of Accreditation Status
California Institute of Integral Studies

1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-2557
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.

012154
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited with Notice of Concern indicates that the institution, while it currently meets WASC Standards, is in danger of being found out of compliance with one or more Standards if current trends continue. It may also be issued if an institution is removed from sanction and the Commission wishes to emphasize the need for continuing progress. Formal Notice of Concern requires a special visit within four years to assess progress. If the Commission's concerns are not addressed by that time, a sanction is imposed.

Accredited with Notice of Concern
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
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.

1974
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1981
Undergraduate FTE: 
48
Graduate FTE: 
1,215
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 Chip Goldstein Associate Provost alo [at] ciis.edu
Board of Directors Chair Ruel Walker Chair, Board of Trustees ruel [at] sbcglobal.net
Chief Academic Officer Elizabeth Beaven Provost ebeaven [at] ciis.edu
Chief Executive Officer Judie Wexler President jwexler [at] ciis.edu
Chief Financial Officer Espi Sanjana Interim Vice President of Finance esanjana [at] ciis.edu
Director Institutional Research Peter Jones Director of Institutional Effectiveness pjones [at] ciis.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Professional Doctorate 2015 On-Site
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Professional Doctorate 2015 On-Site
Anthropology and Social Change Masters 1984 On-Site
Anthropology and Social Change Research Doctorate 1996 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Bachelors 2018 Distance Education
Clinical Psychology Professional Doctorate 1992 On-Site
Counseling Psychology Masters 1975 On-Site
Creative Inquiry/Interdisciplinary Studies Masters 2008 On-Site
East-West Psychology Masters 1975 On-Site
East-West Psychology Research Doctorate 1975 On-Site
Health Coaching Certificate Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Human Sexuality Research Doctorate 2014 On-Site
Integral and Transpersonal Psychology Research Doctorate 2015 Distance Education
Integrated Health Studies Masters 2017 Distance Education
Integrative Health Studies Masters 2004 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Arts and Writing Masters 2008 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Masters in Counseling Psychology Masters 2017 Distance Education
Philosophy & Religion Masters 2017 Distance Education
Philosophy and Relgion Research Doctorate 1975 On-Site
Philosophy and Religion Masters 1975 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 2018 Distance Education
Spiritual Counseling Certificate Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Traditional Chinese Medicine Masters 2015 On-Site
Transformative Leadership Masters 1994 Distance Education
Transformative Studies Research Doctorate 1994 Distance Education
Women Gender Spirituality and Social Justice Masters 1975 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2019 Progress Report
Spring 2020 Special Visit
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)).

Fall 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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