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California Institute of Technology

1200 East California Boulevard

Pasadena, CA 91125

United States

Telephone: 626-395-6811

URL: http://www.caltech.edu

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. http://iro.caltech.edu/

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

Most Recent Commission Action: February 19, 2021

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. 1949

Undergraduate FTE: 901

Graduate FTE: 1,339

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. Quarter

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

RoleNameTitleEmail
Accreditation Liaison OfficerCindy WeinsteinVice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of Englishcaw@caltech.edu
Board of Directors ChairDavid LeeChair Board of Trusteesdlee@claritypartners.net
Chief Academic OfficerDavid TirrellProvost; Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering; Carl & Shirley Larson Provostial Chairtirrell@caltech.edu
Chief Executive OfficerThomas RosenbaumPresident, Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair, Professor of Physicstfr@caltech.edu
Chief Financial OfficerMargo SteurbautVice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officermargo.steurbaut@caltech.edu
Director Institutional ResearchLindsey Malcom-PiqueuxSenior Institutional Research Analystmalcom@caltech.edu
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00113100California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
AeronauticsMasters1930On-Site
AeronauticsResearch Doctorate1930On-Site
Applied MechanicsMasters1961On-Site
Applied MechanicsResearch Doctorate1961On-Site
Applied PhysicsBachelors1972On-Site
Applied PhysicsResearch Doctorate1972On-Site
Applied PhysicsMasters1972On-Site
Applied and Computational MathematicsMasters1963On-Site
Applied and Computational MathematicsBachelors1973On-Site
Applied and Computational MathematicsResearch Doctorate1963On-Site
AstrophysicsMasters1948On-Site
AstrophysicsBachelors1944On-Site
AstrophysicsResearch Doctorate1948On-Site
Biochemistry and Molecular BiophysicsResearch Doctorate1996On-Site
Biochemistry and Molecular BiophysicsMasters1996On-Site
BioengineeringBachelors2009On-Site
BioengineeringMasters2001On-Site
BioengineeringResearch Doctorate2001On-Site
BiologyResearch Doctorate1930On-Site
BiologyMasters1930On-Site
BiologyBachelors1930On-Site
Business Economics & ManagementBachelors2001On-Site
Chemical EngineeringResearch Doctorate1946On-Site
Chemical EngineeringMasters1930On-Site
Chemical Engineering (Biomolecular)Bachelors2003On-Site
Chemical Engineering (Environmental)Bachelors2003On-Site
Chemical Engineering (Materials)Bachelors2003On-Site
Chemical Engineering (Process Systems)Bachelors2003On-Site
ChemistryBachelors1930On-Site
ChemistryMasters1930On-Site
ChemistryResearch Doctorate1930On-Site
Civil EngineeringResearch Doctorate1930On-Site
Civil EngineeringMasters1930On-Site
Computation and Neural SystemsMasters1986On-Site
Computation and Neural SystemsResearch Doctorate1986On-Site
Computer ScienceBachelors2003On-Site
Computer ScienceResearch Doctorate1979On-Site
Computer ScienceMasters1979On-Site
Computing and Mathematical SciencesResearch Doctorate2014On-Site
Computing and Mathematical SciencesMasters2014On-Site
Control and Dynamical SystemsResearch Doctorate1994On-Site
Control and Dynamical SystemsMasters1994On-Site
EconomicsBachelors1965On-Site
Electrical EngineeringBachelors1930On-Site
Electrical EngineeringMasters1930On-Site
Electrical EngineeringResearch Doctorate1930On-Site
Engineering and Applied ScienceBachelors1930On-Site
Engineering and Applied Science(Computation and Neural Systems)Bachelors2004On-Site
EnglishBachelors1965On-Site
Environmental Science and EngineeringMasters1969On-Site
Environmental Science and EngineeringResearch Doctorate1969On-Site
GeobiologyBachelors2001On-Site
GeobiologyResearch Doctorate1956On-Site
GeobiologyMasters1956On-Site
GeochemistryResearch Doctorate1956On-Site
GeochemistryMasters1956On-Site
GeochemistryBachelors1953On-Site
GeologyMasters1930On-Site
GeologyResearch Doctorate1930On-Site
GeologyBachelors1930On-Site
GeophysicsMasters1956On-Site
GeophysicsResearch Doctorate1956On-Site
GeophysicsBachelors1949On-Site
HistoryBachelors1965On-Site
History and Philosophy of ScienceBachelors2003On-Site
Information and Data SciencesBachelors2018On-Site
Interdiscliplinary StudiesBachelors1971On-Site
Materials ScienceBachelors2017On-Site
Materials ScienceResearch Doctorate1961On-Site
Materials ScienceMasters1961On-Site
MathematicsBachelors1930On-Site
MathematicsMasters1930On-Site
MathematicsResearch Doctorate1930On-Site
Mechanical EngineeringBachelors2002On-Site
Mechanical EngineeringResearch Doctorate1930On-Site
Mechanical EngineeringMasters1930On-Site
Medical EngineeringResearch Doctorate2013On-Site
Medical EngineeringMasters2013On-Site
NeurobiologyResearch Doctorate2013On-Site
NeurobiologyMasters2013On-Site
PhilosophyBachelors2004On-Site
PhysicsResearch Doctorate1930On-Site
PhysicsBachelors1930On-Site
PhysicsMasters1930On-Site
Planetary ScienceMasters1964On-Site
Planetary ScienceBachelors1974On-Site
Planetary ScienceResearch Doctorate1964On-Site
Political ScienceBachelors2006On-Site
Social ScienceMasters1972On-Site
Social ScienceResearch Doctorate1972On-Site
Social and Decision NeuroscienceMasters2009On-Site
Social and Decision NeuroscienceResearch Doctorate2009On-Site
Space EngineeringResearch Doctorate2009On-Site
Space EngineeringMasters2009On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2026Progress Report
Spring2030Offsite Review
Fall2030Accreditation Visit