Statement of Accreditation Status
Samuel Merritt University

3100 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
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, February 19, 2021
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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

Proprietary with parent/board
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 Leslie Wasson Director Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation Liasion lwasson [at]
Board of Directors Chair Jonathan Brown Chair of the Board of Regents drtax [at]
Chief Academic Officer Fred Baldini Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs fbaldini [at]
Chief Executive Officer Ching-Hua Wang President cwang [at]
Chief Financial Officer Greg Gingras CFO ggingras [at]
Director Institutional Research Nandini Dasgupta Director of Institutional Research ndasgupta [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Professional Doctorate 2016 On-Site
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate Program Online Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Family Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (FNP/DNP) Professional Doctorate 2013 On-Site
Nurse Anesthesia Post-Master's Certificate Track Non-degree 1994 On-Site
Nursing (ABSN) Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Nursing (BSN) Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Nursing (DNP) Professional Doctorate 2011 Distance Education
Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) (Case Management) Masters 2003 On-Site
Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner-online) Masters 2015 Distance Education
Nursing (Nurse Anesthesia)( Family Nurse Practitioner) (Case Management) Masters 1993 On-Site
Nursing (RN to BSN) Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Occupational Therapy Masters 1994 On-Site
Orthopedic Primary Care Certificate Program Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Physical Therapy Professional Doctorate 2002 On-Site
Physician Assistant Masters 1999 On-Site
Podiatric Medicine Professional Doctorate 2002 On-Site
Post-Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certific Non-degree 1993 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2025 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 2030 Offsite Review
Fall 2030 Accreditation Visit

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