Statement of Accreditation Status
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

919 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1421
United States

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.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited with Notice of Concern indicates that the institution, while it currently meets WASC Standards, is in danger of being found out of compliance with one or more Standards if current trends continue. It may also be issued if an institution is removed from sanction and the Commission wishes to emphasize the need for continuing progress. Formal Notice of Concern requires a special visit within four years to assess progress. If the Commission's concerns are not addressed by that time, a sanction is imposed.

Accredited with Notice of Concern
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 22, 2019
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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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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Lisa Schoening Dean of Academic Development lschoening [at]
Board of Directors Chair Edward Guerboian Chair, Governing Board edwardguerboian [at]
Chief Academic Officer Barbara Bundy Vice President of Education -- Chief Academic Officer bbundy [at]
Chief Executive Officer Tonian Hohberg President and CEO thohberg [at]
Chief Financial Officer Tess Stolzer VP Treasurer tstolzer [at]
Director Institutional Research Lisa Schoening Dean of Academic Development lschoening [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
01111200 FIDM/Los Angeles Los Angeles Main Campus Active
01111203 FIDM/Orange County Irvine Branch Campus Active
01111202 FIDM/San Francisco San Francisco Branch Campus Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Advanced Fashion Design Associate 1979 On-Site
Apparel Industry Management Associate 1983 On-Site
Apparel Technical Design Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Beauty Business Management Bachelors 2020 Distance Education
Beauty Industry Marketing & Product Development Associate 2018 On-Site
Business Management Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Business Management Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Creative Industry Studies Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Design Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Digital Cinema Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Digital Marketing Bachelors 2019 Distance Education
Digital Marketing Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Digital Marketing Associate 2015 On-Site
Digital Media Associate 2001 On-Site
Entertainment Set Design & Decoration Associate 2006 On-Site
Fashion Design Associate 1969 On-Site
Film & TV Costume Design Associate 2001 On-Site
Footwear Design & Development Associate 2000 On-Site
Graphic Design Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Graphic Design Associate 1997 On-Site
Interior Design Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Interior Design Associate 1975 On-Site
International Manufacturing & Product Development Associate 1996 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters 2017 On-Site
Menswear Associate 2013 On-Site
Merchandise Product Development Associate 2020 Distance Education
Merchandise Product Development Associate 2001 On-Site
Merchandising & Marketing Associate 2020 Distance Education
Merchandising and Marketing Associate 1969 On-Site
Merchandising and Marketing Associate 2003 Distance Education
Professional Studies Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Textile Design Associate 1982 On-Site
The Business of Denim Associate 2017 On-Site
Theatre Costume Design Associate 1989 On-Site
Visual Communications Associate 1987 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2024 Offsite Review
Fall 2024 Accreditation Visit

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