Statement of Accreditation Status
Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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 29, 2018
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: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Joanne Mitchell Assistant Provost for Academic Effectiveness and Accreditation jmitchell [at]
Board of Directors Chair Mei-Lee Ney Chair, Board of Trustees meileeney [at]
Chief Academic Officer Jiseon Isbarra Provost jisbarra [at]
Chief Executive Officer Charles Hirschhorn President chirschhorn [at]
Chief Financial Officer David Valentine Vice President of Financial Services and Chief Finance Officer dvalentine [at]
Director Institutional Research Angila Romious Director aromious [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Art Education Certificate Program Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Communication Arts Bachelors 1979 On-Site
Digital Media Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Digital Media Certificate Program Non-degree 1984 On-Site
Environmental Design Bachelors 1979 On-Site
Fashion Design Bachelors 1979 On-Site
Fashion Design Certificate Program Non-degree 1984 On-Site
Fine Arts Masters 1950 On-Site
Fine Arts Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Fine Arts Certificate Program Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Graphic Design Masters 2008 On-Site
Graphic Design Certificate Non-degree 2020 Distance Education
Graphic Design Certificate Program Non-degree 1984 On-Site
Interior Design Certificate Program Non-degree 2003 On-Site
Lighting Design Certificate Program Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Photography Certificate Program Non-degree 1987 On-Site
Product Design Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Product Design Certificate Program Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Summer Language Program Non-degree 2021 On-Site
Summer of Art (High School Program offered for credit) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Textile/Surface Design Certificate Program Non-degree 1984 On-Site
Toy Design Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2025 Offsite Review
Spring 2026 Accreditation Visit

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