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California State University, Monterey Bay

100 Campus Center

Seaside, CA 93955-8001

United States

Telephone: 831-582-3680


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

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.

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

Most Recent Commission Action: February 16, 2024

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. 1998

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2003

Undergraduate FTE: 5,488

Graduate FTE: 672

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. Semester

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerDale GrubbAssociate Vice President for Academic Planning & Institutional
Board of Directors ChairJack Clarke, Jr.Chair of the Board of Trustees of the
Chief Academic OfficerAndrew LawsonProvost and Vice President for Academic
Chief Executive OfficerVanya Quiñ
Chief Financial OfficerAlan FisherInterim Vice President for Administration and Finance / Chief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchJeffrey MarksInterim Director of Institutional Assessment and
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
03260302CSUMB King City locationKing CityAdditionalActive
03260301CSUMB@Cuesta Community CollegePaso RoblesBranch CampusActive
CSUMB@French HospitalSan Luis ObispoAdditionalActive
03260304CSUMB@Montage HealthMontereyAdditionalActive
03260300California State University Monterey BaySeasideMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Agricultural Plant and Soil ScienceBachelors2020On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors1995On-Site
Business AdministrationMasters2005Distance Education
Cinematic Arts and TechnologyBachelors1996On-Site
Collaborative Health and Human ServicesBachelors1995On-Site
Communication DesignBachelors1995On-Site
Computer ScienceBachelors2015On-Site
Computer ScienceBachelors2015Distance Education
Environmental ScienceMasters2018On-Site
Environmental Science Technology and PolicyBachelors1995On-Site
Environmental StudiesBachelors2011On-Site
Ethnic & Gender Studies, BABachelors2022Distance Education
Ethnic and Gender StudiesBachelors2022On-Site
Global StudiesBachelors1995On-Site
Human Development and Family ScienceBachelors2016On-Site
Humanities and CommunicationBachelors1995On-Site
Instructional Science & Technology CertificateNon-degree2016Distance Education
Instructional Science and TechnologyMasters2009On-Site
Instructional Science and TechnologyMasters2013Distance Education
Japanese Language and CultureBachelors2011On-Site
Liberal StudiesBachelors1995On-Site
Marine ScienceMasters1995On-Site
Marine ScienceBachelors2011On-Site
Master of Arts in EducationMasters2023Distance Education
Mechatronics EngineeringBachelors2024On-Site
Multiple Subject Teaching CredentialNon-degree1995On-Site
Preliminary Administrative Services CredentialNon-degree2022On-Site
School PsychologyMasters2018On-Site
Science Illustration CertificateNon-degree2009On-Site
Single Subject Teaching CredentialNon-degree1995On-Site
Social WorkMasters2009On-Site
Social and Behavioral SciencesBachelors1995On-Site
Sociology, BABachelors2024On-Site
Spanish Language and Hispanic CulturesBachelors2011On-Site
Special EducationNon-degree1995On-Site
Speech Language PathologyMasters2022On-Site
Sustainable Hospitality & Tourism ManagementBachelors2015On-Site
Visual and Public ArtBachelors1996On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2026Progress Report
Fall2028Offsite Review
Spring2029Accreditation Visit