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

Most Recent Commission Action: February 14, 2020

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 ResearchSwarup
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
Mount Madonna InstituteWatsonvilleMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Ayurveda Health Counselor DiplomaNon-degreeOn-Site
Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy CertificateNon-degreeOn-Site
Certified Ayurveda PractionerNon-degreeOn-Site
Community Studies 1Non-degreeOn-Site
Community Studies 2Non-degreeOn-Site
Masters of Arts, AyurvedaMasters2007On-Site
Yoga Teacher Training 200Non-degreeOn-Site
Yoga Teacher Training 300Non-degreeOn-Site
Yoga Teacher Training ChildrenNon-degreeOn-Site
Yoga Teacher Training Pre-NatalNon-degreeOn-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2023Special Visit
Spring2025Offsite Review
Fall2025Accreditation Visit