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Samuel Merritt University

3100 Telegraph Ave

Oakland, CA 94609

United States

Telephone: (510) 879-9200


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

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: February 19, 2021

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1984

Undergraduate FTE: 634

Graduate FTE: 1,202

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. 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. Semester

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

Accreditation Liaison OfficerLeslie WassonDirector Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation
Board of Directors ChairJonathan BrownChair of the Board of
Chief Academic OfficerFred BaldiniProvost and Vice President for Academic
Chief Executive OfficerChing-Hua
Chief Financial OfficerGreg
Director Institutional ResearchNandini DasguptaDirector of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00701203Samuel Merritt Univ San Francisco Peninsula CampusSan MateoAdditionalActive
Samuel Merritt University Fresno CampusFresnoBranch CampusActive
00701200Samuel Merritt University Oakland CampusOaklandMain CampusActive
00701201Samuel Merritt University Sacramento CampusSacramentoAdditionalActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Doctor of Occupational TherapyProfessional Doctorate2016On-Site
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate Program OnlineNon-degree2016On-Site
Family Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (FNP/DNP)Professional Doctorate2013On-Site
Nurse Anesthesia Post-Master’s Certificate TrackNon-degree1994On-Site
Nursing (ABSN)Bachelors2005On-Site
Nursing (BSN)Bachelors2004On-Site
Nursing (DNP)Professional Doctorate2011Distance Education
Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) (Case Management)Masters2003On-Site
Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner-online)Masters2015Distance Education
Nursing (Nurse Anesthesia)( Family Nurse Practitioner) (Case Management)Masters1993On-Site
Nursing (RN to BSN)Bachelors2016On-Site
Occupational TherapyMasters1994On-Site
Orthopedic Primary Care Certificate ProgramNon-degree2015On-Site
Physical TherapyProfessional Doctorate2002On-Site
Physician AssistantMasters1999On-Site
Podiatric MedicineProfessional Doctorate2002On-Site
Post-Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) CertificNon-degree1993On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Interim Report
Spring2030Offsite Review
Fall2030Accreditation Visit