Statement of Accreditation Status
Meridian University

47 Sixth Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
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.

04271100
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 17, 2017
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.

2015
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2017
Undergraduate FTE: 
0
Graduate FTE: 
95
Financial Structure Type

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

For-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.

Proprietary with parent/board
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 Rob Gall Chief Financial Officer robgall [at] meridianuniversity.edu
Board of Directors Chair Susan Shaw Board Chair susanshaw [at] meridianuniversity.edu
Chief Academic Officer Melissa Schwartz Vice President of Academic Affairs melissaschwartz [at] meridianuniversity.edu
Chief Executive Officer Aftab Omer CEO aftabomer [at] meridianuniversity.edu
Chief Financial Officer Rob Gall Chief Financial Officer robgall [at] meridianuniversity.edu
Director Institutional Research Courtney Lubell Director of Assessment and Student Development courtneylubell [at] meridianuniversity.edu
Degree Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Art Therapy Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Art Therapy Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Cultural Leadership Non-degree 2003 Distance Education
Cultural Leadership Non-degree 2003 On-Site
Designing and Leading Change Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Designing and Leading Change Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership Research Doctorate 2009 On-Site
Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership Research Doctorate 2009 Distance Education
Executive Coaching Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Executive Coaching Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Expressive Arts Therapy Non-degree 1993 Distance Education
Expressive Arts Therapy Non-degree 1993 On-Site
Generative Entrepreneurship Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Generative Entrepreneurship Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Health Coaching Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Health Coaching Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Integral Practitioner Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Integral Practitioner Non-degree 2015 On-Site
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Masters 2009 Distance Education
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Masters 2009 On-Site
MA in Counseling Psychology Masters 1993 On-Site
MA in Counseling Psychology Masters 2011 Distance Education
MA in Psychology Masters 1993 On-Site
MA in Psychology Masters 2011 Distance Education
Masters in Business Administration Masters 2009 Distance Education
Masters in Business Administration Masters 2009 On-Site
PhD in Psychology Research Doctorate 1993 On-Site
PhD in Psychology Research Doctorate 2011 Distance Education
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Professional Doctorate 2003 On-Site
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Professional Doctorate 2011 Distance Education
Somatic Psychology Non-degree 2003 Distance Education
Somatic Psychology Non-degree 2003 On-Site
Transformative Coaching Non-degree 2003 Distance Education
Transformative Coaching Non-degree 2003 On-Site
Transformative Learning Facilitation Non-degree 2003 Distance Education
Transformative Learning Facilitation Non-degree 2003 On-Site
Yoga Therapy Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Yoga Therapy Non-degree 2017 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)).

Spring 2020 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Spring 2022 Offsite Review
Fall 2022 Accreditation Visit

No external resources are available for this institution.