Statement of Accreditation Status
John F. Kennedy University

100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817
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.

004484
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
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.

1973
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1977
Undergraduate FTE: 
87
Graduate FTE: 
558
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.

Multi-institution System
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.

Quarter
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Gail Dutcher Chair, Undergraduate Business and Liberal Studies programs gdutcher [at] jfku.edu
Board of Directors Chair Ruthann Heinrich Chair, Board of Trustees ruthannheinrich [at] gmail.com
Chief Academic Officer Debra Bean President dbean [at] jfku.edu
Chief Executive Officer Debra Bean President dbean [at] jfku.edu
Chief Financial Officer James Mirr Chief Financial Officer jmirr [at] jfku.edu
Director Institutional Research Matthew Bruce Associate VP, Technology & Educational Services mbruce [at] jfku.edu
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
00448404 Berkeley Campus Berkeley Additional Active
00448403 JFKU San Jose Campus San Jose Additional Active
00448400 John F. Kennedy University Pleasant Hill Main Campus Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
BA Health Science Bachelors 2003 On-Site
BA Journalism and Digital Media Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
BA Legal Studies Bachelors 2005 On-Site
BA Liberal Studies Bachelors 1985 On-Site
BA Psychology Bachelors 1964 On-Site
BA Public Health Bachelors 2014 On-Site
BS Business Administration Bachelors 1964 On-Site
BS Criminal Justice Leadership Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Consciousness and Transformative Studies Masters 2017 Distance Education
Consciousness&Transformative Studies Masters 1980 On-Site
Counseling Psychology Masters 1964 On-Site
Counseling Psychology Holistic Masters 1970 On-Site
Entrepreneurial Leadership Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Health Education Masters 2013 On-Site
JD/MBA joint degree Professional Doctorate 2010 On-Site
Law Professional Doctorate 1964 On-Site
Marriage and Family Therapy Masters 1964 On-Site
MBA Masters 2013 Distance Education
MBA Masters 1968 On-Site
Museum Studies Masters 1978 On-Site
Museum Studies/MBA Masters 2009 On-Site
PsyD Professional Doctorate 1995 On-Site
Sport Psychology Masters 2012 Distance Education
Sport Psychology Masters 1991 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
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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