Statement of Accreditation Status
California Northstate University

9700 West Taron Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95757
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: 
Monday, July 27, 2020
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

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Proprietary with parent/board
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 Karen Mcclendon Vice President for Institutional Research, Quality, and Assessment kmcclendon [at]
Board of Directors Chair Robert DeBruin President of the Board of Trustees rdebruin [at]
Chief Academic Officer Catherine Yang Chief Academic Officer catherine.yang [at]
Chief Executive Officer Alvin Cheung President ah10811cheung [at]
Chief Financial Officer Shoua Xiong Chief Financial Officer sxiong [at]
Director Institutional Research Karen Mcclendon Vice President for Institutional Research, Quality, and Assessment kmcclendon [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
BS in Health Sciences Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Doctor of Medicine Professional Doctorate 2015 On-Site
Doctor of Pharmacy Professional Doctorate 2008 On-Site
Doctor of Psychology Professional Doctorate 2018 On-Site
Doctor of Psychology Professional Doctorate 2018 On-Site
Master's of Healthcare Administration Masters 2021 On-Site
Master's of Pharmaceutical Sciences Program Masters 2018 On-Site
Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology Masters 2019 On-Site
Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Fall 2024 Offsite Review
Spring 2025 Accreditation Visit

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