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Mount Madonna Institute

445 Summit Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

United States

Telephone: 408-847-4060


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

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 with Notice of Concern - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution, while it currently meets WSCUC Standards, is in danger of being found out of compliance with one or more Standards. Accredited with Notice of Concern

Most Recent Commission Action: June 30, 2023

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2019

Undergraduate FTE: 0

Graduate FTE: 7

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. Varies by Program

Distributes Financial Aid: No

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerSwarup
Board of Directors ChairSarada Judith DiffenbaughInterim Chair,
Chief Academic OfficerGinger HoovenChief Academic
Chief Executive OfficerSwarup
Chief Financial OfficerShanti CruddasChief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchJen RandDirector of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
Mount Madonna InstituteWatsonvilleMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Ayurveda Health Counselor DiplomaNon-degreeOn-Site
Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy CertificateNon-degreeOn-Site
Ayurvedic PractitionerNon-degreeOn-Site
Masters of Arts, AyurvedaMasters2007On-Site
Yoga Teacher Training 200Non-degreeOn-Site
Yoga Teacher Training 300Non-degreeOn-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2024Interim Report
Spring2025Offsite Review
Fall2025Accreditation Visit