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John Paul the Great Catholic University

220 West Grand Avenue

Escondido, CA 92025

United States

Telephone: 858-653-6740


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Tamela Hawley

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: June 25, 2021

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: 288

Graduate FTE: 0

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: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerJoseph ConnollyChief Academic
Board of Directors ChairMark
Chief Academic OfficerJoseph ConnollyChief Academic
Chief Executive OfficerDerry
Chief Financial OfficerKevin MeziereVP of Technology & Real
Director Institutional ResearchKaylie ManvilleRegistrar/Director of
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
04193700John Paul the Great Catholic UniversityEscondidoMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
BS BusinessBachelors2006On-Site
BS Communications MediaBachelors2006On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in HumanitiesBachelors2017On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual ArtsBachelors2023On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Interim Report
Fall2028Offsite Review
Spring2029Accreditation Visit