Statement of Accreditation Status
Mount Madonna Institute

445 Summit Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
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.

N/A
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 14, 2020
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2019
Undergraduate FTE: 
0
Graduate FTE: 
6
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.

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.

Semester low-res
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
No
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Sarada Diffenbaugh Chief Academic Officer saradadiffenbaugh [at] gmail.com
Board of Directors Chair John Diffenbaugh President Board of Directros dndiff [at] gmail.com
Chief Academic Officer Sarada Diffenbaugh Chief Academic Officer saradadiffenbaugh [at] gmail.com
Chief Executive Officer Kathleen Brownfield CEO savita [at] mountmadonna.org
Chief Financial Officer Shanti Cruddas CFO shanti [at] mountmadonna.org
Director Institutional Research Sumathi Lingappa Director of Institutional Research sumathi [at] mountmadonna.org

Documentation not yet available for this institution.

Season Year Review Type
Spring 2022 Special Visit
Spring 2023 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 2025 Offsite Review
Fall 2025 Accreditation Visit

No external resources are available for this institution.