Statement of Accreditation Status
Design Institute of San Diego

8555 Commerce Avenue
San Diego, CA 92121
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.

0229800
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 16, 2018
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2018
Undergraduate FTE: 
145
Graduate FTE: 
0
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: 
 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Margot Doucette Director/CEO margot [at] disd.edu
Board of Directors Chair Robert Wright Board Chair robert [at] mccormickandwright.com
Chief Academic Officer Natalia Trepchina-Worden Program Director nworden [at] disd.edu
Chief Executive Officer Margot Doucette Director/CEO margot [at] disd.edu
Chief Financial Officer Dennis Doucette CFO dennis.doucette [at] procopio.com
Director Institutional Research Kim Wolfe Adjuct Faculty kwolfe [at] disd.edu
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2020 Special Visit
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 2023 Offsite Review
Fall 2023 Accreditation Visit

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