Statement of Accreditation Status
California State University, Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8230
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 24, 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.

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: 
Accreditation documents for this institution are not yet available.
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Matthew Cahn Vice Provost cahn [at]
Board of Directors Chair Lillian Kimbell Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU trusteesecretariat [at]
Chief Academic Officer Mary Beth Walker Provost marybeth.walker [at]
Chief Executive Officer Erika Beck President president [at]
Chief Financial Officer Colin Donahue Vice President for Administration & Finance/CFO colin.donahue [at]
Director Institutional Research Janet Oh Director of Institutional Research janetoh [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
00115306 Alhambra Alhambra Additional Active
00115356 Angeles Registrar-Recorder Norwalk Additional Active
00115300 California State University Northridge Northridge Main Campus Active
00115316 District 3 -- LAUSD John Burroughs Middle School Los Angeles Additional Active
00115302 Glendale Community College Glendale Additional Active
00115321 Glendale SD Administration Offices Glendale Additional Active
00115346 LASPD downtown Los Angeles Additional Active
00115310 LAUSD Administrative Headquarters Los Angeles Additional Active
00115353 LAUSD-District 5 Offices Los Angeles Additional Active
00115327 Mental Health Dept Los Angeles Additional Active
00115304 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Additional Active
00115344 So. Victoria Ventura Additional Active
00115347 South El Monte South El Monte Additional Active
00115355 Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet Los Angeles Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accountancy Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Advanced Certificate in Transdisciplinary Intervention Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Advanced Study in Educational Therapy Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Advanced Study in Parent/Child Specialization/Consultation Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Africana Studies Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Anthropology Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Anthropology Masters 2004 On-Site
Applied Behavior Analysis Masters 2015 On-Site
Art Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Art Masters 1958 On-Site
Asian American Studies Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Assistive Technology Engineering Masters 2020 Distance Education
Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services Masters 2011 Distance Education
Athletic Training Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Audiology Professional Doctorate 2019 On-Site
Biochemistry Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Biochemistry Masters 2005 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Biology Masters 1981 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 1958 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Career Education and Counseling Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Central American Studies Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Certificate in Real Estate Non-degree 2020 On-Site
Certificate of Dietetic Internship Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Chemistry Masters 1965 On-Site
Chicano and Chicana Studies Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Chicano and Chicana Studies Masters 1999 On-Site
Child and Adolescent Development Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Cinema and Television Arts Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Civil Engineering Bachelors 1982 On-Site
College Counseling and Student Services Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Communication Studies Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Communication Studies Masters 2001 On-Site
Communicative Disorders Masters 1999 Distance Education
Communicative Disorders Bachelors 1963 On-Site
Communicative Disorders Masters 1969 On-Site
Complex Systems Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Computer Engineering Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Computer Engineering Masters 2014 On-Site
Computer Information Technology Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 1963 On-Site
Computer Science Masters 1967 On-Site
Construction Management Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Counseling Masters 1986 On-Site
Criminology and Justice Studies Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Deaf Studies Bachelors 1963 On-Site
Diverse Community Development Leadership Masters 2020 Distance Education
Economics Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Education Masters 1964 On-Site
Educational Administration Masters 1964 On-Site
Educational Leadership Professional Doctorate 2008 On-Site
Educational Technology Masters 2019 On-Site
Educational Therapy Masters 2019 Distance Education
Electrical Engineering Bachelors 1979 On-Site
Electrical Engineering Masters 2000 On-Site
Engineering Management Masters 2003 Distance Education
Engineering Management Masters 2001 On-Site
Engineering Management Technology Bachelors 2008 On-Site
English Bachelors 1958 On-Site
English Masters 1958 On-Site
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management for Engineering Professionals Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Environmental and Occupational Health Bachelors 1968 On-Site
Environmental and Occupational Health Masters 1985 On-Site
Family and Consumer Sciences Bachelors 1973 On-Site
Family and Consumer Sciences Masters 1973 On-Site
Foundations of Anthropological Knowledge Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Foundations of Archaeological Knowledge Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Gender and Women's Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Geographic Information Science Masters 2016 On-Site
Geography Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Geography Masters 1963 On-Site
Geology Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Geology Masters 1962 On-Site
Gerontology Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics - Administration Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Health Administration Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Health Administration Non-degree 2011 Distance Education
Health Administration Masters 1999 On-Site
Higher Education Leadership Masters 2018 On-Site
History Bachelors 1958 On-Site
History Masters 2005 On-Site
Human Nutrition Masters 2017 On-Site
Humanities Masters 2016 Distance Education
Infant-Toddler-Family Mental Health Non-degree 2003 On-Site
Information Systems Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Instructional Design Masters 2019 Distance Education
Journalism Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Kinesiology Masters 1998 On-Site
Languages and Cultures Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 2018 Distance Education
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Linguistics Bachelors 1963 On-Site
Linguistics Masters 1964 On-Site
Manufacturing Systems Engineering Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Manufacturing Systems Engineering Masters 2006 On-Site
Marriage and Family Therapy Masters 2021 On-Site
Mass Communication Masters 1996 On-Site
Materials Engineering Masters 2005 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Mathematics Masters 1964 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering Masters 2005 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Modern Jewish Studies Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Multicultural and Multilingual Education in Secondary Schools Masters 2018 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Music Masters 1960 On-Site
Music Industry Administration Masters 2012 On-Site
Music Industry Administration Masters 2021 Distance Education
Music Therapy Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Non Profit Sector Management Non-degree 2008 Distance Education
Nurse Educator Certificate Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Nursing Masters 2021 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Physical Therapy Professional Doctorate 2012 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Physics Masters 1962 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Political Science Masters 1959 On-Site
Preparation for Advanced Studies in Speech-Language Pathology Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Professional Accountancy Masters 2011 On-Site
Program Evaluation in Education and Education Related Settings Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Psychological Science Masters 2019 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Psychology Masters 1959 On-Site
Public Administration Masters 1978 On-Site
Public Administration Masters 2011 Distance Education
Public Archaeology Masters 2017 On-Site
Public Health Masters 1972 On-Site
Public Health Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Public Health Masters 2014 Distance Education
Public Sector Management Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Public Sector Management Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Quality Management Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Radiologic Sciences Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Religious Studies Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Screenwriting Masters 2004 On-Site
Secondary Curriculum and Instruction Masters 2019 On-Site
Secondary English Education Masters 2019 On-Site
Secondary Mathematics Education Masters 2018 On-Site
Secondary Science Education Masters 2018 On-Site
Social Work Masters 2004 On-Site
Social Work Masters 2004 Distance Education
Sociology Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Sociology Masters 1958 On-Site
Software Engineering Masters 2008 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Spanish Masters 1963 On-Site
Special Education Masters 1960 On-Site
Special Major Bachelors 1968 On-Site
Structural Engineering Masters 2011 On-Site
Sustainability Masters 2021 On-Site
Taxation Masters 1975 On-Site
Teaching English as a Second Language Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Teaching of English as a Second Language Masters 2011 On-Site
Theatre Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Theatre Arts Masters 1967 On-Site
Tourism Hospitality and Recreation Management Masters 1963 On-Site
Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Urban Planning Masters 2014 On-Site
Urban Studies and Planning Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Accreditation Visit

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