Statement of Accreditation Status
Claremont School of Theology

1325 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-3199
United States

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Current Accreditation Status

Accredited with Notice of Concern indicates that the institution, while it currently meets WASC Standards, is in danger of being found out of compliance with one or more Standards if current trends continue. It may also be issued if an institution is removed from sanction and the Commission wishes to emphasize the need for continuing progress. Formal Notice of Concern requires a special visit within four years to assess progress. If the Commission's concerns are not addressed by that time, a sanction is imposed.

Accredited with Notice of Concern
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 14, 2020
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Duane Bidwell Professor Practical Theology Spiritual Care & Counseling dbidwell [at]
Board of Directors Chair Patricia Farris Chair of the Board of Trustees p.farris [at]
Chief Academic Officer Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook VP for Academic Affairs Dean of the Faculty skujawaholbrook [at]
Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Kuan President jkuan [at]
Chief Financial Officer David Robydek Chief Financial Officer david.robydek [at]
Director Institutional Research Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook VP for Academic Affairs Dean of the Faculty skujawaholbrook [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Advanced Course of Study Non-degree 1992 On-Site
Certificate in Christian Ministry Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Engaged Compassion Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Certificate in Islamic Education Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Certificate in Islamic Studies and Leadership Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Methodist/Wesleyan Studies Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Doctor of Ministry Professional Doctorate 1970 On-Site
Doctor of Ministry in Practical Theology of Healing Reconciliation and Transform Professional Doctorate 2010 On-Site
Doctor of Philosophy in Practical Theology Research Doctorate 1974 On-Site
Doctor of Philosophy in Religion Research Doctorate 1974 On-Site
Master of Arts in Religion Masters 1960 On-Site
Master of Arts in Theological Studies Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Divinity Masters 2014 Distance Education
Master of Divinity Masters 1960 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2021 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 2024 Offsite Review
Fall 2024 Accreditation Visit

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