Statement of Accreditation Status
Pitzer College

1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
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 28, 2019
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 Marco Antonio Cruz Director, Office of Institutional Research & Assessment marcoantonio_cruz [at]
Board of Directors Chair Harold Brown Partner- Gang, Tyre, Ramer and Brown, Inc hab [at]
Chief Academic Officer Allen Omoto Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs dean_faculty [at]
Chief Executive Officer Melvin Oliver President pitzerpresident [at]
Chief Financial Officer Laura Troendle Treasurer and Vice-President for Finance and Administration laura_troendle [at]
Director Institutional Research Marco Antonio Cruz Director, Office of Institutional Research & Assessment marcoantonio_cruz [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Africana Studies Bachelors 1970 On-Site
American Studies Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Anthropology Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Art Bachelors 1968 On-Site
Asian American Studies Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Biochemistry Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Biophysics Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Chicano/a-Latino/a Studies Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Classics Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Critical Global Studies Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 1964 On-Site
English and World Literature Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Environmental Analysis Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Gender and Feminist Studies Bachelors 1976 On-Site
History Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Human Biology Bachelors 2002 On-Site
International Political Economy Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Linguistics Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Management Engineering Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Mathematical Economics Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Media Studies Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Molecular Biology Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Neuroscience Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Organismal Biology Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Organizational Studies Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Political Studies Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Religious Studies Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Science and Management Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Science Technology and Society Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2022 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 2023 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 2026 Offsite Review
Spring 2027 Accreditation Visit

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