Statement of Accreditation Status
Occidental College

1600 Campus Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314
United States

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.

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.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 15, 2012
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Role Name Title E-mail
Director Institutional Research Jaclyn Cameron Director of Institutional Research jcameron3 [at]
Accreditation Liaison Officer Marsha Schnirring Secretary of the College & ALO mschnirring [at]
Board of Directors Chair Stephen Rountree Chair, Board of Trustees trustees [at]
Chief Financial Officer Amos Himmelstein Vice President and Chief Operating Officer himmelstein [at]
Chief Academic Officer Wendy Sternberg Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College sternberg [at]
Chief Executive Officer Harry Elam, Jr. President helam [at]
Degree Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
American Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Art and Art History Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Biochemistry (Interdepartmental) Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Biology Masters 2000 On-Site
Black Studies Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Chevalier Program in Diplomacy and World Affairs Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Chinese Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Cognitive Science (Interdepartmental) Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Critical Theory and Social Justice Bachelors 2007 On-Site
East Asian Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 2000 On-Site
English Bachelors 2000 On-Site
French Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Geology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Group Languages Bachelors 2000 On-Site
History Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Independent Pattern of Study Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Japanese Studies Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Latino/Latina and Latin American Studies Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Media Arts and Culture Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Music Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Politics Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Religious Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Spanish Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Theater Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Urban and Environmental Policy Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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