Statement of Accreditation Status
Fresno Pacific University

1717 South Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702
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- 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 19, 2015
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Religious Control
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 Cynthia Carter Associate Provost Institutional Effectiveness and Degree Completion cindy.carter [at]
Board of Directors Chair Don Griffith Chair of Board of Trustees grifworld [at]
Chief Academic Officer Gayle Copeland Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs gayle.copeland [at]
Chief Executive Officer Joseph Jones President joseph.jones [at]
Chief Financial Officer Robert Lippert VP for Finance and Business Affairs robert.lippert [at]
Director Institutional Research Maribel Viveros Director of Institutional Research maribel.viveros [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
1253300 Bakersfield Branch Campus Bakersfield Branch Campus Active
001253 Central Unified School District Fresno Additional Active
00125300 Fresno Pacific University Fresno Main Campus Active
00125305 Hanford Satellite Hanford Additional Active
00125306 Lemoore Satellite Lemoore Additional Active
00125308 Merced Branch Campus Merced Branch Campus Active
00125304 North Fresno Center Fresno Additional Active
1253200 Visalia Branch Campus Visalia Branch Campus Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accounting Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Administrative Services Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Administrative Services Masters 2013 On-Site
Applied Mathematics Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Art Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Athletic Training Masters 2010 Distance Education
B.A. in Christian Ministry and Leadership Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
B.A. Social Welfare Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
B.A. Social Work Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
B.S. in Software Engineering and B.A. in Software Enbineering Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Theater Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Biblical & Religious Studies Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Business Admin. Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 2009 On-Site
Business Management Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Christian Ministry Masters 2010 On-Site
Christian Ministry and Leadership Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Christian Studies Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Church Conflict and Peacemaking Non-degree On-Site
Communication Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Community Leadership and Transformation Masters 2016 On-Site
Congregational Care Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Contemporary Christian Ministries Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Criminal Justice Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Criminology and Restorative Justice Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Curriculum and Teaching Masters 1985 On-Site
Curriculum and Teaching Masters 2007 Distance Education
Degree Completion Liberal Arts Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
Early Childhood Development Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Early Childhood Development Bachelors 2013 Distance Education
Education Masters 1985 On-Site
Educational Technology Masters 2011 Distance Education
English Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Environmental Science Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Environmental Studies Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Evangelism and Church Planting Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Finance Bachelors 2015 On-Site
General Studies Associate 2001 On-Site
Health Care Administration Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
Health Care Administration Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Health Care Administration Bachelors 2014 On-Site
History Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Individualized Master's Program Masters 1993 On-Site
Integrated Math and Science Education Masters 2013 On-Site
Integration Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Intercultural Studies Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Intercultural Studies Masters 2016 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Kinesiology Masters 2005 On-Site
Kinesiology Masters 2008 Distance Education
Leadership Studies Masters 2001 On-Site
Liberal Arts Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1985 On-Site
M.A. in Leadership & Organizational Studies Masters 2017 Distance Education
MA in Special Education Masters 2017 Distance Education
Management Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Marketing Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Marriage and Family Therapy Masters 2010 On-Site
Master of Divinity Masters 2010 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Mathematics Education Masters 2013 On-Site
Mediation Non-degree On-Site
Mennonite Brethren Studies Non-degree Distance Education
Ministry, Leadership & Culture Masters 2016 Distance Education
Music Bachelors 1985 On-Site
New Testament Masters 2010 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Nursing Masters 2013 On-Site
Old Testament Masters 2010 On-Site
Organizational Leadership Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Peacemaking and Conflict Studies Masters 1985 On-Site
Peacemaking and Conflict Studies Personalized Non-degree On-Site
Personalized Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Pharmaceutical Studies Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Pre-Health Sciences Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Pre-Law Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling Non-degree On-Site
Reading Non-degree On-Site
Reading and Language Arts Masters 2013 On-Site
Restorative Justice Non-degree On-Site
School Counseling Masters 2013 On-Site
School Counseling & School Psych. Masters 2008 On-Site
School Library and Information Technology Masters 2007 Distance Education
School Psychology Masters 1985 On-Site
Social Science Secondary Teaching Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Social Welfare Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Social Work Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Software Engineering Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Spanish Language & Culture Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Special Education Masters 2013 On-Site
Sports Administration Masters 2015 On-Site
STEM Education Masters 2014 On-Site
Teacher Librarian Services Non-degree Distance Education
Teaching Masters 2013 On-Site
TESOL Non-degree 1985 On-Site
Theology Masters 2010 On-Site
Urban Mission Masters 2010 On-Site
Workplace Conflict Management and Peacemaking Non-degree On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2018 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)).

Fall 2018 Special Visit
Fall 2021 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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