Statement of Accreditation Status
John F. Kennedy University

100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817
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, 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.

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.

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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Matthew Bruce Vice President, Technology & Educational Services mbruce [at]
Board of Directors Chair Michael McGill Chair, Board mcgill1951 [at]
Chief Academic Officer Andrew Shean Interim Provost ashean [at]
Chief Executive Officer Thomas Stewart President and Vice Chancellor, (Social) Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at National University System tstewart1 [at]
Chief Financial Officer Michelle Bello Interim CFO mbello [at]
Director Institutional Research Matthew Bruce Vice President, Technology & Educational Services mbruce [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Associate of Arts in General Studies Associate 2019 Distance Education
BA in Psychology Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
BA Legal Studies Bachelors 2005 On-Site
BA Liberal Studies Bachelors 1985 On-Site
BA Psychology Bachelors 1964 On-Site
BS Business Administration Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
BS Business Administration Bachelors 1964 On-Site
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
Health Education Masters 2013 On-Site
Holistic Health Education Masters 1980 On-Site
JD/MBA joint degree Professional Doctorate 2010 On-Site
Juris Doctor Professional Doctorate 2020 Distance Education
Law Professional Doctorate 1964 On-Site
MA in Holistic Health Education Masters 2018 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis Masters 2019 Distance Education
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
Trauma Studies Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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