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Reach University

1221 Preservation Park Way, Suite 100

Oakland, CA 94612

United States

Telephone: 510-501-5075


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Mark Goor

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: March 22, 2023

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. 2015

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2017

Undergraduate FTE: 714

Graduate FTE: 66

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 Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerJoe RossUniversity
Board of Directors ChairDarin YankowitzBoard
Chief Academic OfficerJoe RossUniversity
Chief Executive OfficerJoe RossUniversity
Chief Financial OfficerGene LeeSVP Candidate
Director Institutional ResearchEllen MacDonaldDirector of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
Reach Institute for School LeadershipOaklandMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Associate of Arts in Liberal StudiesAssociate2023Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Global EducationBachelors2020Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal StudiesBachelors2021Distance Education
Certificate in Early Childhood EducationNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in Secondary Education Biology:Non-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in Secondary Education Computer ScienceNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in Secondary Education MathematicsNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate of Peer Mentoring and CoachingNon-degree2021Distance Education
Certificate of Workplace StudiesNon-degree2021Distance Education
Coaching Certificate ProgramNon-degree2014On-Site
Facilitation Certificate ProgramNon-degree2016On-Site
ILA – Clear Administrative Services Credential ProgramNon-degree2012On-Site
ILA – Preliminary Administrative Services Credential ProgramNon-degree2009On-Site
Intern Teacher Credential ProgramNon-degree2007On-Site
Master of Arts in TeachingMasters2022Distance Education
Master of Education in Instructional LeadershipMasters2000On-Site
Master of Education in TeachingMasters2000On-Site
Professional Teacher Induction ProgramNon-degree2007On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2024Accreditation Visit