Statement of Accreditation Status
Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619-1699
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.

001183
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 24, 2016
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1949
Undergraduate FTE: 
493
Graduate FTE: 
246
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.

Semester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
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Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Kevin Gin Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness kgin [at] hnu.edu
Board of Directors Chair Barbara Hood Chairperson of the Board 4bhood [at] comcast.net
Chief Academic Officer Lizbeth Martin Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs martin [at] hnu.edu
Chief Executive Officer Jeanie Watson Interim President watson [at] hnu.edu
Chief Financial Officer Michael Groener Vice President for Finance and Administration groener [at] hnu.edu
Director Institutional Research Francisco Herrera Director of Institutional Research herrera [at] hnu.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accelerated Educational Therapy Certificate Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Accounting Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Administration/Management Certificate (Nursing) Non-degree 2004 On-Site
Bilingual Authorization Credential Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Biological Science Bachelors 1920 On-Site
Business Bachelors 1930 On-Site
Business Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
Business Administration Masters 1983 On-Site
Communications Studies Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Counseling Psychology Masters 1987 On-Site
Criminology Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Culture and Spirituality Masters 1983 On-Site
Culture and Spirituality Non-degree 1983 On-Site
Education Masters 1968 On-Site
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential Non-degree 1998 On-Site
Educational Therapy Masters 2015 On-Site
Educational Therapy Certificate Non-degree 1998 On-Site
English Bachelors 1920 On-Site
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Non-degree 2004 On-Site
Forensic Psychology Masters 2006 On-Site
History Bachelors 1920 On-Site
Integrated Science Program Non-degree 2017 On-Site
International Relations Bachelors 1979 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Kodaly Specialist Certificate Non-degree 1998 On-Site
Kodaly Summer Certificate Non-degree 1998 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1979 On-Site
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Masters 2017 Distance Education
Multimedia Arts and Communications Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Multiple Subject Credential Non-degree 1974 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1920 On-Site
Music Masters 1956 On-Site
Nurse Educator Certificate Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 1995 Distance Education
Nursing Bachelors 1937 On-Site
Nursing Masters 1998 On-Site
Nursing Masters 2017 Distance Education
Pastoral Counseling Non-degree 1990 On-Site
Pastoral Ministries Masters 2008 Distance Education
Pastoral Ministries Masters 2001 On-Site
Pastoral Ministries Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Piano Pedagogy with Suzuki Emphasis Certificate Non-degree 1987 On-Site
Psychobiology Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1939 On-Site
Public Health Nurse Certificate Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Single Subject Credentials Non-degree 1974 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1930 On-Site
Traumatology and Treatment Certificate Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Vocal Pedagogy Certificate Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2019 Special Visit
Spring 2020 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 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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