Statement of Accreditation Status
John Paul the Great Catholic University

220 West Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
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, 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.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Fran Wise Director of Institutional Research fwise [at]
Board of Directors Chair Donald Rez Chair, Board of Directors rez [at]
Chief Academic Officer Derry Connolly President dconnolly [at]
Chief Executive Officer Derry Connolly President dconnolly [at]
Chief Financial Officer Kevin Meziere VP of Technology & Real Estate kmeziere [at]
Director Institutional Research Fran Wise Director of Institutional Research fwise [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities Bachelors 2017 On-Site
BS Business Bachelors 2006 On-Site
BS Communications Media Bachelors 2006 On-Site
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
Fall 2019 Offsite Review
Spring 2020 Accreditation Visit

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