Statement of Accreditation Status
Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619-1699
United States

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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: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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 John Hofmann Chief of Staff to the President and Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research hofmann [at]
Board of Directors Chair Steve Borg Chairperson of the Board stevenborg2019 [at]
Chief Academic Officer Kim Bowers Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs bowers [at]
Chief Executive Officer Michael Groener President groener [at]
Chief Financial Officer Rob Kinnard Vice President for Finance and Administration kinnard [at]
Director Institutional Research John Hofmann Chief of Staff to the President and Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research hofmann [at]
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
Applied Sport and Performance Psychology Masters 2020 On-Site
Applied Sport and Performance Psychology Masters 2021 Distance Education
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
Community Health Sciences Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Confronting Racism Non-degree 2021 Distance Education
Counseling Psychology Masters 1987 On-Site
Criminology Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Education Masters 1968 On-Site
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential Program Non-degree 2021 Distance Education
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
Elementary Math Specialist Certificate Non-degree 2021 Distance Education
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Non-degree 2004 On-Site
Forensic Psychology Masters 2006 On-Site
Healthcare Administration Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Healthcare Services Bachelors 2020 On-Site
History Bachelors 1920 On-Site
Integrated Science Program Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 2021 Distance Education
Interdisciplinary Studies major Bachelors 2019 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 Art in Teaching Education Specialist 2020 On-Site
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Masters 2017 Distance Education
Multiple Subject Credential Non-degree 1974 On-Site
Multiple Subject Credential Program Non-degree 2021 Distance Education
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
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 Credential Program Non-degree 2021 Distance Education
Single Subject Credentials Non-degree 1974 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1930 On-Site
Sport and Performance Psychology Non-degree 2021 On-Site
Traumatology and Treatment Certificate Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Vocal Pedagogy Certificate Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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