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, February 22, 2019
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: 
Role Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Gregory Zubacz Associate Provost gregory.zubacz [at]
Chief Financial Officer Robert Lippert VP for Finance and Business Affairs robert.lippert [at]
Chief Executive Officer Joseph Jones President joseph.jones [at]
Director Institutional Research Maribel Viveros Director of Institutional Research maribel.viveros [at]
Chief Academic Officer D. Gayle Copeland Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs deborah.copeland [at]
Board of Directors Chair Joshua Wilson Board of Trustees Chair jwilson [at]
OPEID Location Name City Location Type Status
1253300 Bakersfield Branch Campus Bakersfield Branch Campus Active
1253200 Visalia Branch Campus Visalia Branch Campus Active
00125304 North Fresno Center Fresno Branch Campus Active
00125308 Merced Branch Campus Merced Branch Campus Active
00125300 Fresno Pacific University Fresno Main Campus Active
001253 Central Unified School District Fresno Additional Active
Degree Degree Level Year Implementedsort descending Modality
B.S. Environmental Science Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Environmental Studies Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. History Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Intercultural Studies Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Liberal Studies Bachelors 1985 On-Site
M.A. Curriculum and Teaching Masters 1985 On-Site
B.A. Mathematics Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Music Bachelors 1985 On-Site
M.A. Peacemaking and Conflict Studies Masters 1985 On-Site
B.A. Philosophy Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Political Science Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Pre-Health Sciences and B.S. Pre-Health Sciences Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Pre-Law Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Psychology Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Social Work Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Sociology Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Spanish Bachelors 1985 On-Site
TESOL Non-degree 1985 On-Site
M.A. School Psychology Masters 1985 On-Site
B.S. Applied Mathematics Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A Biblical and Theological Studies Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.S. Biology and B.A. Biology Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A Business Administration Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.S. Chemistry and B.A. Chemistry Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Communication Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. Contemporary Christian Ministries Bachelors 1985 On-Site
B.A. English Bachelors 1985 On-Site
M.A. Individualized Studies Masters 1993 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services School Psychology Non-degree 2001 Distance Education
Personalized Bachelors 2001 On-Site
M.A. Strategic Organizational Leadership Masters 2001 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Teacher Librarian Services Non-degree 2001 Distance Education
Church Conflict and Peacemaking Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Mediation Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Peacemaking and Conflict Studies Personalized Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Restorative Justice Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Workplace Conflict Management and Peacemaking Non-degree 2001 On-Site
B.A. Organizational Leadership Bachelors 2003 Distance Education
B.A. Business Management Bachelors 2003 On-Site
B.A Christian Ministry and Leadership Bachelors 2003 On-Site
B.A. Organizational Leadership Bachelors 2003 On-Site
B.A. Liberal Arts Bachelors 2004 On-Site
B.A. Kinesiology and B.S. Kinesiology Bachelors 2005 On-Site
B.A. Early Childhood Development Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Non-degree 2006 On-Site
B.A. Criminology Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
B.A. Criminology Bachelors 2007 On-Site
M.A. School Library and Information Technology Masters 2007 Distance Education
M.A. Curriculum and Teaching Masters 2007 Distance Education
M.A. Kinesiology Masters 2008 Distance Education
M.A. School Counseling and School Psychology Masters 2008 On-Site
B.A. Art Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst Non-degree 2009 On-Site
M.B.A. Business Administration Masters 2009 On-Site
Congregational Care Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Christian Studies Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Evangelism and Church Planting Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Integration Non-degree 2009 On-Site
B.S. Nursing Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Master of Divinity Masters 2010 On-Site
M.A. Christian Ministry Masters 2010 On-Site
M.A. Athletic Training Masters 2010 Distance Education
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy Masters 2010 On-Site
M.A. Old Testament Masters 2010 On-Site
M.A. New Testament Masters 2010 On-Site
M.A. Theology Masters 2010 On-Site
M.A. Educational Technology Masters 2011 Distance Education
B.A. Criminology Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Mennonite Brethren Studies Non-degree 2012 Distance Education
M.A. Mathematics Education Masters 2013 On-Site
M.A. Reading and Language Arts Masters 2013 On-Site
M.A. Special Education Masters 2013 On-Site
Administrative Services Non-degree 2013 On-Site
M.A. Teaching Masters 2013 On-Site
M.A. Administrative Services Masters 2013 On-Site
B.A. Early Childhood Development Bachelors 2013 Distance Education
M.S. Nursing Masters 2013 On-Site
M.A. School Counseling Masters 2013 On-Site
M.A. STEM Education Masters 2014 On-Site
B.A. Social Welfare Bachelors 2014 On-Site
B.A. Health Care Administration Bachelors 2014 On-Site
B.S. Accounting Bachelors 2015 On-Site
B.S. Finance Bachelors 2015 On-Site
B.A. Business Management Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
B.S. Marketing Bachelors 2015 On-Site
B.A. Health Care Administration Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
M.A. Sports Administration Masters 2015 Distance Education
B.S. Pharmaceutical Science Bachelors 2016 On-Site
B.S. Software Engineering Bachelors 2016 On-Site
M.A. Intercultural Studies Masters 2016 On-Site
M.A. Community Leadership and Transformation Masters 2016 On-Site
M.A. Ministry, Leadership and Culture Masters 2016 Distance Education
M.A. Special Education Masters 2017 Distance Education
B.S. Computer Information Systems Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
B.A. Software Engineering Bachelors 2017 On-Site
M.A. in Leadership & Organizational Studies Masters 2017 Distance Education
B.S. Computer Information Systems Bachelors 2017 On-Site
B.A. Theater Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Reading Non-degree 2018 On-Site
B.A. Graphic Design Bachelors 2019 On-Site
B.A. Studio Art Bachelors 2019 On-Site
B.A. Arts Administration Bachelors 2019 On-Site
B.A. Criminology Bachelors 2019 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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