Statement of Accreditation Status
California State University, Channel Islands

One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
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: 
Friday, 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.

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.

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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Jennifer Perry Interim AVP for Academic Programs and Planning jennifer.perry [at]
Board of Directors Chair Lillian Kimbell Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU trusteesecretariat [at]
Chief Academic Officer Mitch Avila Provost mitch.avila [at]
Chief Executive Officer Richard Yao Interim President richard.yao [at]
Chief Financial Officer Ysabel Trinidad Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs ysabel.trinidad [at]
Director Institutional Research Richard Yao Interim President richard.yao [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Anthropology Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Applied Physics Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Art Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Masters 2004 On-Site
Business Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Business Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Business Masters 2004 On-Site
Business Administration Certificate Non-degree 2004 Distance Education
Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Chemistry Certificate Non-degree 2004 On-Site
Chicana(o) Studies Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Computer Science Masters 2005 On-Site
Digital Media Art Certificate Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Early Childhood Studies Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Education Masters 2004 On-Site
Education--Administrative Services Preliminary Credential Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Education--Bilingual Authorization Spanish Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Education--Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential Non-degree 2003 On-Site
Education--Mild/Moderate Disabilities Intern Credential Non-degree 2003 On-Site
Education--Multiple Subject Credential Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Education--Single Subject Credential (English, History/Social Science, Math, Sci Non-degree 2004 On-Site
Education--Single Subject Intern Credential (English, History/Social Science, Ma Non-degree 2004 On-Site
English Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Environmental Science and Resource Management Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Global Studies Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Guitar Certificate Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Health Sciences Bachelors 2014 On-Site
History Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Information Technology Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Master of Science in Nursing Masters 2020 Distance Education
Mathematics Masters 2005 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Performing Arts Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Pest Control Advisor Certificate Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Spanish Translation Certificate Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Technical Writing Certificate Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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