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Design Institute of San Diego

8555 Commerce Avenue

San Diego, CA 92121

United States

Telephone: 858-566-1200


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

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

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2018

Undergraduate FTE: 78

Graduate FTE: 19

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. For-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: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerMargot
Board of Directors ChairJoseph BaruffaldiBoard
Chief Academic OfficerNatalia Trepchina-WordenDirector of
Chief Executive OfficerMargot
Chief Financial OfficerDennis
Director Institutional ResearchKim WolfePart-Time
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
02298000Design Institute of San DiegoSan DiegoMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior DesignBachelors1982On-Site
Master of Interior DesignMasters2020On-Site
Master of Interior DesignMasters2022Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2026Interim Report
Spring2031Offsite Review
Fall2031Accreditation Visit