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Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90045

United States

Telephone: 310-665-6800


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: June 29, 2018

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1956

Undergraduate FTE: 1,174

Graduate FTE: 55

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. 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. Semester

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerJoanne MitchellAssistant Provost for Academic Effectiveness and
Board of Directors ChairMei-Lee NeyChair, Board of
Chief Academic OfficerJiseon
Chief Executive OfficerCharles
Chief Financial OfficerAnkush MahindraVice President, Finance &
Director Institutional ResearchAngila
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00125100Otis College of Art and DesignLos AngelesMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Art Education Certificate ProgramNon-degree2012On-Site
Communication ArtsBachelors1979On-Site
Digital MediaBachelors1997On-Site
Digital Media Certificate ProgramNon-degree1984On-Site
Environmental DesignBachelors1979On-Site
Fashion DesignBachelors1979On-Site
Fashion Design Certificate ProgramNon-degree1984On-Site
Fine ArtsBachelors1950On-Site
Fine ArtsMasters1950On-Site
Fine Arts Certificate ProgramNon-degree1999On-Site
Graphic DesignMasters2008On-Site
Graphic Design CertificateNon-degree2020Distance Education
Graphic Design Certificate ProgramNon-degree1984On-Site
Interior Design Certificate ProgramNon-degree2003On-Site
Lighting Design Certificate ProgramNon-degree2010On-Site
Photography Certificate ProgramNon-degree1987On-Site
Product DesignBachelors2004On-Site
Product Design Certificate ProgramNon-degree2012On-Site
Summer Language ProgramNon-degree2021On-Site
Summer of Art (High School Program offered for credit)Non-degree2000On-Site
Textile/Surface Design Certificate ProgramNon-degree1984On-Site
Toy DesignBachelors1997On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2025Offsite Review
Spring2026Accreditation Visit