Statement of Accreditation Status
Golden Gate University

536 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

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.

00120500
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.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 28, 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.

1900
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1959
Undergraduate FTE: 
306
Graduate FTE: 
1,274
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

Non-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.

Trimester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Barbara Karlin Vice President for Academic Affairs bkarlin [at] ggu.edu
Board of Directors Chair Randy Merck Chair, Board of Trustees menlomerk [at] gmail.com
Chief Academic Officer Barbara Karlin Vice President for Academic Affairs bkarlin [at] ggu.edu
Chief Executive Officer David Fike President dfike [at] ggu.edu
Chief Financial Officer sathyapal Menon Interim CFO smenon [at] ggu.edu
Director Institutional Research Roop Prabhu Senior Institutional Research Analyst rprabhu [at] ggu.edu
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
00120500 Golden Gate University San Francisco Main Campus Active
120522 Seattle Seattle Additional Active
120504 Silicon Valley Santa Clara Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Associate of Arts in General Studies Associate 2015 On-Site
Associate of Arts in General Studies Associate 2015 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Management Bachelors 2005 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Management Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Bachelors 2010 On-Site
DBA Professional Doctorate 1987 On-Site
Executive MBA Masters 2008 On-Site
Executive MPA Masters 2011 On-Site
Executive MPA Masters 2003 Distance Education
GR Certificate Analytics for Competitive Advantage Non-degree 2017 On-Site
GR Certificate Advanced Studies in Taxation Non-degree 1990 On-Site
GR Certificate Advanced Studies in Taxation Non-degree 1990 Distance Education
GR Certificate Analytics for Competitive Advantage Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
GR Certificate Conflict Resolution Non-degree 1996 On-Site
GR Certificate Conflict Resolution Non-degree 1996 Distance Education
GR Certificate Counseling Skills Non-degree 2015 On-Site
GR Certificate Developing and Rewarding People at Work Non-degree 2018 On-Site
GR Certificate Developing and Rewarding People at Work Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
GR Certificate Essentials of Leadership Non-degree 2018 On-Site
GR Certificate Essentials of Leadership Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
GR Certificate Estate Planning Non-degree 1996 On-Site
GR Certificate Estate Planning Non-degree 1996 Distance Education
GR Certificate Financial Accounting & Reporting Non-degree 1998 On-Site
GR Certificate Financial Accounting & Reporting Non-degree 1998 Distance Education
GR Certificate Financial Life Planning Non-degree 2018 On-Site
GR Certificate Financial Life Planning Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
GR Certificate Financial Planning Non-degree 1996 On-Site
GR Certificate Financial Planning Non-degree 1996 Distance Education
GR Certificate Forensic Accounting Non-degree 2013 On-Site
GR Certificate Forensic Accounting Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
GR Certificate Global Supply Chain Management Non-degree 2011 On-Site
GR Certificate Global Supply Chain Management Non-degree 2011 Distance Education
GR Certificate Hiring and Keeping the Right Workforce Non-degree 2018 On-Site
GR Certificate Hiring and Keeping the Right Workforce Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
GR Certificate Human Resource Management Non-degree 1990 On-Site
GR Certificate Human Resource Management Non-degree 1990 Distance Education
GR Certificate Individualized Specialization in Leadership Non-degree 2018 On-Site
GR Certificate Individualized Specialization in Leadership Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
GR Certificate Industrial-Organizational Psychology Non-degree 2015 On-Site
GR Certificate Industrial-Organizational Psychology Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
GR Certificate Information Technology Management Non-degree 1994 On-Site
GR Certificate Information Technology Management Non-degree 1994 Distance Education
GR Certificate Internal Auditing Non-degree 2018 On-Site
GR Certificate Internal Auditing Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
GR Certificate International Taxation Non-degree 1997 On-Site
GR Certificate International Taxation Non-degree 1997 Distance Education
GR Certificate Organizational Leadership Graduate Credential Non-degree 2018 On-Site
GR Certificate Organizational Leadership Graduate Credential Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
GR Certificate Project Management Practices Non-degree 1992 On-Site
GR Certificate Project Management Practices Non-degree 1992 Distance Education
GR Certificate Public Administration Leadership Non-degree 2015 On-Site
GR Certificate Public Administration Leadership Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
GR Certificate State and Local Taxation Non-degree 2013 On-Site
GR Certificate State and Local Taxation Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
GR Certificate Taxation Non-degree 1997 On-Site
GR Certificate Taxation Non-degree 1997 Distance Education
JD Professional Doctorate 1901 On-Site
LLM Environmental Law Masters 1998 On-Site
LLM Estate Planning Masters 2015 On-Site
LLM Intellectural Property Law Masters 2002 On-Site
LLM International Legal Studies Masters 1994 On-Site
LLM Taxation Masters 1978 On-Site
LLM US Legal Studies Masters 1998 On-Site
Master of Accountancy Masters 2000 Distance Education
Master of Accountancy Masters 2000 On-Site
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Masters 1999 On-Site
Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology Masters 2015 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology Masters 2015 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters 2000 Distance Education
Master of Business Administration Masters 2000 On-Site
Master of Science in Accounting Masters 2013 Distance Education
Master of Science in Accounting Masters 2013 On-Site
Master of Science in Advanced Financial Planning Masters 2008 Distance Education
Master of Science in Advanced Financial Planning Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Science in Business Analytics Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Science in Business Analytics Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Science in Finance Masters 2000 Distance Education
Master of Science in Finance Masters 1983 On-Site
Master of Science in Financial Planning Masters 2001 Distance Education
Master of Science in Financial Planning Masters 2000 On-Site
Master of Science in Human Resource Management Masters 2004 Distance Education
Master of Science in Human Resource Management Masters 1979 On-Site
Master of Science in Information Technology Masters 2005 Distance Education
Master of Science in Information Technology Masters 2004 On-Site
Master of Science in Marketing Masters 2000 Distance Education
Master of Science in Marketing Masters 1996 On-Site
Master of Science in Project Management Masters 2011 Distance Education
Master of Science in Project Management Masters 2011 On-Site
Master of Science in Taxation Masters 1999 Distance Education
Master of Science in Taxation Masters 2000 On-Site
PhD/JD Professional Doctorate 1997 On-Site
SJD International Legal Studies Professional Doctorate 1997 On-Site
UG Certificate Accounting Non-degree 1992 On-Site
UG Certificate Accounting Non-degree 1992 Distance Education
UG Certificate Finance Non-degree 1990 On-Site
UG Certificate Finance Non-degree 1990 Distance Education
UG Certificate Human Resource Management Non-degree 1990 On-Site
UG Certificate Human Resource Management Non-degree 1990 Distance Education
UG Certificate Information Technology Management Non-degree 1990 On-Site
UG Certificate Information Technology Management Non-degree 1990 Distance Education
UG Certificate International Business Non-degree 1992 On-Site
UG Certificate International Business Non-degree 1992 Distance Education
UG Certificate Management Non-degree 1992 On-Site
UG Certificate Management Non-degree 1992 Distance Education
UG Certificate Marketing Non-degree 1990 On-Site
UG Certificate Marketing Non-degree 1990 Distance Education
UG Certificate Operations and Supply Chain Management Non-degree 1996 On-Site
UG Certificate Operations and Supply Chain Management Non-degree 1996 Distance Education
UG Certificate Public Administration Leadership Non-degree 2015 On-Site
UG Certificate Public Administration Leadership Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2021 Special Visit
Spring 2022 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 2024 Offsite Review
Spring 2025 Accreditation Visit

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