Back to Directory

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

1 Grand Avenue

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

United States

Telephone: 805-756-1111

URL: https://www.calpoly.edu

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

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. https://wasc.calpoly.edu/student-achievement-measures

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

Most Recent Commission Action: June 15, 2012

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. 1951

Undergraduate FTE: 20,706

Graduate FTE: 819

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Public

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. Multi-institution System

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 OfficerBruno GibertiAssociate Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Planningbgiberti@calpoly.edu
Board of Directors ChairLillian KimbellChair of the Board of Trustees of the CSUtrusteesecretariat@calstate.edu
Chief Academic OfficerCynthia Jackson-ElmooreProvost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairscp-provost@calpoly.edu
Chief Executive OfficerJeffrey ArmstrongPresidentjarmstro@calpoly.edu
Chief Financial OfficerCynthia VillaSenior Vice President for Administration and Financecvvilla@calpoly.edu
Director Institutional ResearchMauricio Saavedra CapeloExecutive Director of Institutional Researchmsaavedr@calpoly.edu
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00114300California Polytechnic State University San Luis ObispoSan Luis ObispoMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
AccountingMasters2007On-Site
Administrative ServicesNon-degree2009On-Site
Aerospace EngineeringBachelors1940On-Site
Aerospace EngineeringMasters1988On-Site
Agricultural BusinessBachelors1959On-Site
Agricultural CommunicationBachelors2011On-Site
Agricultural EducationMasters2010On-Site
Agricultural ScienceBachelors1975On-Site
Agricultural Systems ManagementBachelors1994On-Site
Agricultural and Environmental Plant SciencesBachelors2011On-Site
AgricultureMasters1968On-Site
Agriculture SpecialistNon-degree2009On-Site
Animal ScienceBachelors1947On-Site
Anthropology and GeographyBachelors2009On-Site
Architectural EngineeringBachelors1947On-Site
Architectural EngineeringMasters2017On-Site
ArchitectureMasters1972On-Site
ArchitectureBachelors1971On-Site
Art and DesignBachelors1972On-Site
Bilingual AuthorizationNon-degree2013On-Site
BiochemistryBachelors1971On-Site
Biological SciencesBachelors1948On-Site
Biological Sciences MSMasters1967On-Site
Biomedical EngineeringMasters2008On-Site
Biomedical EngineeringBachelors2005On-Site
Biomedical EngineeringMasters2008Distance Education
Bioresource and Agricultural EngineeringBachelors1955On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors1961On-Site
Business AdministrationMasters1970On-Site
Business AnalyticsMasters2016On-Site
Business AnalyticsNon-degree2016On-Site
ChemistryBachelors1968On-Site
Child DevelopmentBachelors1966On-Site
City and Regional PlanningBachelors1968On-Site
City and Regional PlanningMasters1975On-Site
Civil EngineeringBachelors1977On-Site
Civil and Environmental EngineeringMasters1988On-Site
Communication StudiesBachelors1969On-Site
Comparative Ethnic StudiesBachelors2006On-Site
Computer EngineeringBachelors1987On-Site
Computer ScienceBachelors1968On-Site
Computer ScienceMasters1973On-Site
Construction ManagementBachelors1977On-Site
Curriculum and InstructionMasters2018On-Site
Dairy ScienceBachelors1940On-Site
Design for Packaging Value Chain Professional CertificateNon-degree2019Distance Education
EconomicsBachelors1971On-Site
Educational Leadership and AdministrationMasters2018On-Site
Electrical EngineeringMasters1988On-Site
Electrical EngineeringBachelors1941On-Site
EngineeringMasters1970On-Site
Engineering ManagementMasters1990On-Site
Engineering Management (MS)Masters2019On-Site
EnglishBachelors1957On-Site
EnglishMasters1968On-Site
Environmental Earth and Soil SciencesBachelors2000On-Site
Environmental EngineeringBachelors1968On-Site
Environmental Management and ProtectionBachelors2003On-Site
Environmental Sciences and ManagementMasters2019On-Site
Fire Protection EngineeringMasters2010On-Site
Fire Protection EngineeringMasters2010Distance Education
Fire Protection Engineering Applications – Graduate CertificateNon-degree2011Distance Education
Fire Protection Engineering Science – Graduate CertificateNon-degree2011Distance Education
Food ScienceMasters2019On-Site
Food ScienceBachelors1957On-Site
Forest and Fire SciencesBachelors1982On-Site
Forestry SciencesMasters2000On-Site
General EngineeringBachelors1973On-Site
Gerontology CertificateNon-degree1992On-Site
Graphic CommunicationsBachelors1971On-Site
Higher Education Counseling and Student AffairsMasters2018On-Site
HistoryBachelors1969On-Site
HistoryMasters2005On-Site
Industrial EngineeringBachelors1956On-Site
Industrial EngineeringMasters2001On-Site
Industrial Technology and PackagingBachelors1970On-Site
Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors2005On-Site
JournalismBachelors1954On-Site
KinesiologyMasters1968On-Site
KinesiologyBachelors1948On-Site
Landscape ArchitectureBachelors1972On-Site
Liberal Arts and Engineering StudiesBachelors2008On-Site
Liberal StudiesBachelors1973On-Site
Manufacturing EngineeringBachelors1987On-Site
Marine SciencesBachelors2015On-Site
Materials EngineeringBachelors1959On-Site
MathematicsBachelors1947On-Site
MathematicsMasters1968On-Site
Mechanical EngineeringBachelors1941On-Site
Mechanical EngineeringMasters2000On-Site
MicrobiologyBachelors1977On-Site
Modern Languages and LiteraturesBachelors1998On-Site
Multiple Subject Instruction; English Learner AuthorizationNon-degree2009On-Site
MusicBachelors1990On-Site
NutritionMasters2016On-Site
NutritionBachelors1972On-Site
Packaging Analytics Professional CertificateNon-degree2019Distance Education
Packaging Value ChainMasters2017Distance Education
Packaging Value Chain Professional CertificateNon-degree2019Distance Education
Packaging for Logistics & Supply Chains Professional CertificateNon-degree2019Distance Education
Packaging for Marketability Professional CertificateNon-degree2019Distance Education
PhilosophyBachelors1992On-Site
Physics BABachelors1999On-Site
Physics BSBachelors1974On-Site
Political ScienceBachelors1971On-Site
Polymers and Coatings ScienceMasters2002On-Site
PsychologyBachelors1994On-Site
PsychologyMasters1992On-Site
Public HealthBachelors2018On-Site
Public PolicyMasters2005On-Site
Quantitative EconomicsMasters2008On-Site
Recreation Parks and Tourism AdministrationBachelors1972On-Site
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)Non-degree1953On-Site
Single Subject; Agriculture InstructionNon-degree2009On-Site
Single Subject; Biological Science InstructionNon-degree2009On-Site
Single Subject; Chemistry InstructionNon-degree2009On-Site
Single Subject; English InstructionNon-degree2009On-Site
Single Subject; Geosciences InstructionNon-degree2013On-Site
Single Subject; Mathematics InstructionNon-degree2009On-Site
Single Subject; Physics InstructionNon-degree2009On-Site
Single Subject; Social Science InstructionNon-degree2009On-Site
Single Subject; World Languages – French InstructionNon-degree2019On-Site
Single Subject; World Languages – Spanish InstructionNon-degree2017On-Site
SociologyBachelors2009On-Site
Software EngineeringBachelors2003On-Site
SpanishBachelors2019On-Site
Special EducationMasters2018On-Site
Special Education (Education Specialist – Mild/Moderate Disabilities)Non-degree2009On-Site
StatisticsBachelors1971On-Site
TaxationMasters2016On-Site
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) CertificateNon-degree1991On-Site
Technical and Professional Communication CertificateNon-degree1988On-Site
Theatre ArtsBachelors1998On-Site
Wine and ViticultureBachelors2004On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2022Accreditation Visit