Statement of Accreditation Status
Columbia College Hollywood

18618 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356-1411
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 26, 2020
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

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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 William Smith President/CEO bsmith [at]
Board of Directors Chair William Durden Chair of the Board of Trustees wgradydurden [at]
Chief Academic Officer William Smith President/CEO bsmith [at]
Chief Executive Officer William Smith President/CEO bsmith [at]
Chief Financial Officer Greg Bublitz Interim CFO gbublitz [at]
Director Institutional Research Kelly Parker Vice President of Student Affairs kparker [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
AAS Animation Visual Effects Associate 2018 On-Site
AAS Design & Visual Communication Associate 2018 On-Site
AAS Film Associate 2018 On-Site
AAS Recording Arts Associate 2018 On-Site
AFA Animation and Visual Effects Associate 2019 On-Site
AFA Cinema Associate 2019 On-Site
AFA Cinema/TV Associate 2008 On-Site
AFA Design & Visual Communication Associate 2019 On-Site
BA Graphic Design & Interactive Media Bachelors 2018 On-Site
BA in Film Bachelors 2018 On-Site
BA Post Production Bachelors 2018 On-Site
BA Visual Effects Bachelors 2019 On-Site
BFA Graphic Design & Interactive Media Bachelors 2018 On-Site
BFA in Cinema Bachelors 2008 On-Site
BFA in Cinema/TV Bachelors 2008 On-Site
BFA in Graphic Design & Interactive Media Bachelors 2019 Distance Education
BFA Visual Effects Bachelors 2018 On-Site
BFA Visual Effects Bachelors 2018 Distance Education
BS Digital Media, Digital Arts Bachelors 2018 Distance Education
BS Digital Media, Digital Marketing Bachelors 2018 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2020 Progress Report
Spring 2021 Special Visit

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