Statement of Accreditation Status
Chapman University

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

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.

001164
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.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 21, 2014
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1956
Undergraduate FTE: 
6,287
Graduate FTE: 
1,945
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

Non-Profit
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.

No Related Entity
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: 
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Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Joseph Slowensky Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Affairs jslowens [at] chapman.edu
Board of Directors Chair Wylie Aitken Chairman, Board of Trustees deborah [at] aitkenlaw.com
Chief Academic Officer Glenn Pfeiffer Provost pfeiffer [at] chapman.edu
Chief Executive Officer Daniele Struppa President struppa [at] chapman.edu
Chief Financial Officer Harold Hewitt Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer hhewitt [at] chapman.edu
Director Institutional Research Marisol Samson Director of Institutional Research arredond [at] chapman.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Applied Statistical Analysis Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Autism Diagnosis Observation System- 2 Certification Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Art History Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Dance Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Economics Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in English Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in French Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in History Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Educational Studies Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Music Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Peace Studies Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Screenwriting Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Strategic & Corporate Communication Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Producing Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Screen Acting Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Television and Broadcast Journalism Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts News and Documentary Production Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts Television Writing and Production Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Bachelor of Music (Pre-Certification Music Education) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Music in Composition Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Music in Performance Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Physics Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certificate Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Business Law Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Criminal Law Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Doctor of Pharmacy Professional Doctorate 2015 On-Site
Doctor of Physical Therapy Professional Doctorate 2000 On-Site
Ed Specialist (Special Education) - Moderate/Severe 2010 Credential Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Ed Specialist (Special Education) -Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe 2010 Creden Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Ed Specialist (Special Education)- Mild/Moderate 2010 Credential Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Educational Specialist in School Psychology Masters 1970 On-Site
English and Fine Arts in Creative Writing Masters 2003 On-Site
Entertainment Law Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Masters 1970 On-Site
International Law Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Juris Doctor Professional Doctorate 1994 On-Site
Juris Doctor/Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Producing Masters 2006 On-Site
LLM in Taxation Law Masters 2003 On-Site
LLM with Emphasis Masters 2009 On-Site
Master of Arts Curriculum and Instruction Masters 2015 On-Site
Master of Arts in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Masters 1970 On-Site
Master of Arts in English Masters 2002 On-Site
Master of Arts in Film Studies Masters 1997 On-Site
Master of Arts in International Studies Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Arts in Leadership Development Masters 2004 On-Site
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Arts in Special Education Masters 1970 On-Site
Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education (Single Subject Credential) Masters 1970 On-Site
Master of Arts in War and Society Masters 2015 On-Site
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Masters 1970 On-Site
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Prague Masters 2007 On-Site
Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor Masters 2003 On-Site
Master of Fine Arts Documentary Filmmaking Masters 2016 On-Site
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Masters 1960 On-Site
Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Producing Masters 2002 On-Site
Master of Fine Arts in Film Production Masters 2004 On-Site
Master of Fine Arts in Production Design Masters 2006 On-Site
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting Masters 2002 On-Site
Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies Masters 2016 On-Site
Master of Music Keyboard Collaborative Arts Masters 2016 On-Site
Master of Science in Accounting Masters 2016 On-Site
Master of Science in Athletic Training Masters 2014 On-Site
Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Science in Computational and Data Science Masters 2010 On-Site
Master of Science in Economic Systems Design Masters 2009 On-Site
Master of Science in Food Science Masters 2006 On-Site
Master of Science in Food Science/Master of Business Administration Masters 2009 On-Site
Master of Science in Hazards Global and Environmental Change Masters 2010 On-Site
Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communications Masters 2009 On-Site
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Masters 2014 On-Site
MBA/MFA Film and Television Producing Masters 2007 On-Site
Multiple Subject 2042 (CI) Credential - MACI program Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Padres Unidos Community Workers Award Certificate Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Ph.D. in Computational and Data Sciences Research Doctorate 2012 On-Site
Ph.D. in Education Research Doctorate 2006 On-Site
PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Doctorate 2016 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Program Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Prelim Multiple Subject 2042 Credential Non-degree 2003 On-Site
Prelim Multiple Subject Bilingual 2042 Credential Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Professional Clinical Counseling emphasis- School Counseling Program Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Professional Clinical Counseling emphasis- School Psychology Program Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) School Psychology Credential Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) School Counseling Credential Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Single Subject 2042 (CI) Credential - MACI program Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Single Subject 2042 Credential Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Speech Language Pathology Credential Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Speech Language/Pathology Assistant Certification Training Program Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Tax Law Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Teaching: Elementary Education Bilingual Emphasi Masters 1970 On-Site
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Professional Doctorate 2000 On-Site
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2019 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)).

Spring 2022 Offsite Review
Fall 2022 Accreditation Visit

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