Statement of Accreditation Status
Presidio Graduate School

649 Mission Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
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 25, 2021
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

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 Titlesort ascending E-mail
Chief Financial Officer Liz Maw President liz.maw [at]
Chief Executive Officer Liz Maw President liz.maw [at]
Board of Directors Chair Aseem Chauhan Board Chair achauhan [at]
Accreditation Liaison Officer Clair Baca Associate Vice President of Institutional & Student Effectiveness cbaca [at]
Director Institutional Research Clair Baca Associate Vice President of Institutional & Student Effectiveness cbaca [at]
Chief Academic Officer Maggie Winslow Academic Dean and Chief Academic Officer mwinslow [at]
Degreesort ascending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
MPA in Sustainable Solutions Masters 2018 On-Site
MBA in Sustainable Solutions Masters 2018 On-Site
Masters of Business Administration Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Masters 2021 Distance Education
Master of Public Administration in Sustainable Management Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Social Impact Masters 2021 Distance Education
Dual MPA and MBA Masters 2010 On-Site
Dual MPA and MBA Masters 2017 Distance Education
Certificate in Sustainable Management-SF Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Certificate in Sustainable Energy Management-SF Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2023 Special Visit
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)).

Spring 2025 Offsite Review
Fall 2025 Accreditation Visit

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