Statement of Accreditation Status
John Paul the Great Catholic University

220 West Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
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.

041937
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, February 20, 2015
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.

2011
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2015
Undergraduate FTE: 
217
Graduate FTE: 
79
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.

Quarter
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
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Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Clare Oven Director of Institutional Research coven [at] jpcatholic.com
Board of Directors Chair Paula Brock Chair of the Board of Trustees pbrock [at] sandiegozoo.org
Chief Academic Officer Michael Barber Dean of Theology mbarber [at] jpcatholic.com
Chief Executive Officer Derry Connolly President dconnolly [at] jpcatholic.com
Chief Financial Officer Vlad Bolsakov VP for Finance vbolsakov [at] jpcatholic.com
Director Institutional Research Clare Oven Director of Institutional Research coven [at] jpcatholic.com
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
BS Business Bachelors 2006 On-Site
BS Communications Media Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Catholic Theology Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Catholic Theology Non-degree 2012 Distance Education
MA Biblical Theology Masters 2013 Distance Education
MA Biblical Theology Masters 2012 On-Site
MBA Film Producing Masters 2012 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2018 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 2019 Offsite Review
Spring 2020 Accreditation Visit

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