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 Interim Assistant Provost 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]
Degree Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Bachelors 1979 On-Site
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
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 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
Writing Masters 2000 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2021 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Spring 2021 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)).

Fall 2025 Offsite Review
Spring 2026 Accreditation Visit

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