Statement of Accreditation Status
Dominican University of California

50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
United States

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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 18, 2010
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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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: 
Accreditation documents for this institution are not yet available.
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Nicola Pitchford Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty nicola.pitchford [at]
Board of Directors Chair John Boneparth Chair of the Board of Trustees john [at]
Chief Academic Officer Nicola Pitchford Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty nicola.pitchford [at]
Chief Executive Officer Mary Marcy President president [at]
Chief Financial Officer Tammi Jackson Vice President of Finance and Administration tammi.jackson [at]
Director Institutional Research Christopher Antons Director of Institutional Research christopher.antons [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Art Graphic (BA BFA) Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Art History (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Art Studio (BA BFA) Bachelors 1925 On-Site
Biological Sciences (BA BS) Bachelors 1924 On-Site
Biological Sciences (MS) Masters 2008 On-Site
Business Administration (BA) Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Business Administration (MBA) Masters 1994 On-Site
Chemistry (BA BS) Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (MS) Masters 2013 On-Site
Communications and Media Studies (BA) Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Counseling Psychology (MS MFT) Masters 1978 On-Site
Dance/LINES Ballet (BFA) Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Education (MS) Masters 1950 On-Site
Education (MS) (with credential) Masters 1950 On-Site
English (BA) Bachelors 1919 On-Site
English with a Writing Emphasis (BA) Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Global Public Health (BS) Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Health Science/General (BS) Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Health Science/Pre-OT (BS) Bachelors 1996 On-Site
History (BA) Bachelors 1919 On-Site
Humanities (MA) Masters 1995 On-Site
Humanities and Cultural Studies (BA) Bachelors 1930 On-Site
International Studies (BA) Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Liberal Studies/Teacher Preparation (BA) (with credential) Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Literary and Intercultural Studies (BA) Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Masters 2017 Distance Education
Management (BA) Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Music (BA) Bachelors 1909 On-Site
Nursing (BSN) Bachelors 1983 On-Site
Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Masters 2002 On-Site
Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) Masters 2017 On-Site
Political Science (BA) Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Psychology (BA BS) Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Public Health (BS) Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Religion (BA) Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Spanish Language Certificate Non-degree 2013 On-Site

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