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FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

919 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90015-1421

United States

Telephone: 213-624-1200


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

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: November 13, 2023

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. 2007

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2013

Undergraduate FTE: 1,060

Graduate FTE: 34

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. Quarter

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerLisa SchoeningDean/
Board of Directors ChairEdward GuerboianChair, Governing
Chief Academic OfficerBarbara BundyVP
Chief Executive OfficerTonian HohbergPresident and
Chief Financial OfficerAngela
Director Institutional ResearchLisa SchoeningDean/
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
01111200FIDM/Los AngelesLos AngelesMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Advanced Fashion DesignAssociate1979On-Site
Apparel Industry ManagementAssociate1983On-Site
Apparel Technical DesignBachelors2015On-Site
Beauty Business ManagementBachelors2020Distance Education
Beauty Industry Marketing & Product DevelopmentAssociate2018On-Site
Business ManagementBachelors2010Distance Education
Business ManagementBachelors2005On-Site
Creative Industry StudiesBachelors2018On-Site
Digital CinemaBachelors2016On-Site
Digital MarketingAssociate2015On-Site
Digital MarketingBachelors2015On-Site
Digital MarketingBachelors2019Distance Education
Digital MediaAssociate2001On-Site
Fashion DesignAssociate1969On-Site
Film & TV Costume DesignAssociate2001On-Site
Graphic DesignAssociate1997On-Site
Graphic DesignBachelors2016On-Site
Interior DesignBachelors2015On-Site
Interior DesignAssociate1975On-Site
International Manufacturing & Product DevelopmentAssociate1996On-Site
Master of Business AdministrationMasters2017On-Site
Merchandise Product DevelopmentAssociate2001On-Site
Merchandise Product DevelopmentAssociate2020Distance Education
Merchandising & MarketingAssociate2020Distance Education
Merchandising and MarketingAssociate2003Distance Education
Merchandising and MarketingAssociate1969On-Site
Professional StudiesBachelors2014On-Site
The Business of DenimAssociate2017On-Site
Visual CommunicationsAssociate1987On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2024Interim Report
Fall2025Offsite Review
Spring2026Accreditation Visit