Statement of Accreditation Status
Dharma Realm Buddhist University

4951 Bodhi Way
Ukiah, CA 95482
United States
Telephone: 
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
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.

2016
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2018
Undergraduate FTE: 
15
Graduate FTE: 
14
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.

Proprietary with parent/board
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: 
No
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Shih Yu "Franklyn" Wu Assistant Professor; Director of Institutional Research; ALO franklyn.wu [at] drbu.edu
Board of Directors Chair Heng Chih Shr Chairperson of the Board heng.chih [at] drbu.edu
Chief Academic Officer Martin Verhoeven Dean of Academics martin.verhoeven [at] drbu.edu
Chief Executive Officer Susan Rounds President susan.rounds [at] drbu.edu
Chief Financial Officer Douglas Powers Vice President for Finance and Administration douglas.powers [at] drbu.edu
Director Institutional Research Shih Yu "Franklyn" Wu Assistant Professor; Director of Institutional Research; ALO franklyn.wu [at] drbu.edu
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2020 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

No external resources are available for this institution.