Statement of Accreditation Status
California State University, Monterey Bay

100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
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, June 28, 2019
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 Dan Shapiro Interim AVP, Acad Planning & Inst Effectiveness dshapiro [at]
Board of Directors Chair Lillian Kimbell Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU trusteesecretariat [at]
Chief Academic Officer Katherine Kantardjieff Provost and VP, Academic Affairs provost [at]
Chief Executive Officer Eduardo Ochoa President emochoa [at]
Chief Financial Officer Stephen Mackey Acting Vice President of Administration & Finance/Chief Financial Officer smackey [at]
Director Institutional Research Veronica Chukwuemeka Director, Institutional Assessment and Research vchukwuemeka [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
03260300 California State University Monterey Bay Seaside Main Campus Active
03260302 CSUMB King City location King City Additional Active
03260301 CSUMB@Cuesta Community College Paso Robles Branch Campus Active
CSUMB@French Hospital San Luis Obispo Additional Active
03260304 CSUMB@Montage Health Monterey Additional Active
03260303 North Salinas Salinas Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Agricultural Crop and Soil Science Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Applied Behavioral Analysis Certificate Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 2005 Distance Education
Cinematic Arts and Technology Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Collaborative Health and Human Services Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Communication Design Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Education Masters 1998 On-Site
Environmental Science Masters 2018 On-Site
Environmental Science Technology and Policy Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Environmental Studies Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Global Studies Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Human Development and Family Science Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Humanities and Communication Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Instructional Science & Technology Certificate Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
Instructional Science and Technology Masters 2009 On-Site
Instructional Science and Technology Masters 2013 Distance Education
Japanese Language and Culture Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Marine Science Masters 1995 On-Site
Marine Science Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Non-degree 1995 On-Site
Music Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Physician Assistant Masters 2019 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 2007 On-Site
School Psychology Masters 2018 On-Site
Science Illustration Certificate Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Single Subject Teaching Credential Non-degree 1995 On-Site
Social and Behavioral Sciences Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Social Work Masters 2009 On-Site
Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Special Education Non-degree 1995 On-Site
Statistics Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Sustainable Hospitality Management Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Visual and Public Art Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2023 Special Visit
Spring 2024 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 2028 Offsite Review
Spring 2029 Accreditation Visit

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