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Dharma Realm Buddhist University

4951 Bodhi Way

Ukiah, CA 95482

United States

Telephone: 707-621-7000


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

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

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: 14

Graduate FTE: 27

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

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerShih Yu “Franklyn” WuProfessor;
Board of Directors ChairMing-Lu HuangBoard
Chief Academic OfficerMartin VerhoevenDean of
Chief Executive OfficerSusan
Chief Financial OfficerDouglas PowersVice President for Finance and
Director Institutional ResearchLan HuangAssociate Director of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
Dharma Realm Buddhist UniversityUkiahMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
BA Liberal ArtsBachelors2014On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Buddhist TranslationNon-degree2021On-Site
MA Buddhist ClassicsMasters2013On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Progress Report
Spring2031Offsite Review
Fall2031Accreditation Visit