Statement of Accreditation Status
San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8000
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

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.

001151
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.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 24, 2016
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1949
Undergraduate FTE: 
27,656
Graduate FTE: 
3,245
Financial Structure Type

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

Public
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.

Multi-institution System
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 Plan
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Norah Shultz Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs - Student Achievement nshultz [at] mail.sdsu.edu
Board of Directors Chair Rebecca Eisen Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU trusteesecretariat [at] calstate.edu
Chief Academic Officer Chukuka Enwemeka Provost and Senior Vice President enwemeka [at] mail.sdsu.edu
Chief Executive Officer Elliot Hirshman President presidents.office [at] sdsu.edu
Chief Financial Officer Thomas McCarron Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs tmccarron [at] mail.sdsu.edu
Director Institutional Research Jeanne Stronach Director of Analytic Studies and Institutional Research jstronac [at] mail.sdsu.edu
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
115110 Imperial Valley Calexico Additional Active
115111 Palau Community College Koror Additional Active
00115100 San Diego State University San Diego Main Campus Active
Tbilisi Georgia Tbilisi Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accountancy Masters 1989 On-Site
Accounting Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Aerospace Engineering Masters 1965 On-Site
Aerospace Engineering Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Africana Studies Bachelors 1973 On-Site
American Indian Studies Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Anthropology Masters 1970 On-Site
Anthropology Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Applied Mathematics Masters 1979 On-Site
Art Bachelors 1979 On-Site
Art Masters 2006 On-Site
Asian Studies Masters 1971 On-Site
Asian Studies Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Astronomy Masters 1963 On-Site
Astronomy Bachelors 1963 On-Site
Athletic Training Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Audiology Professional Doctorate 2003 On-Site
Bioengineering Masters 2004 On-Site
Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics Masters 2008 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Biology Masters 1993 On-Site
Biology (Cell and Molecular) Research Doctorate 1984 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 1964 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Business Administration and Juris Doctor Masters 2002 On-Site
Business Administration/ Latin American Studies Masters 1974 On-Site
Chemical Physics Bachelors 1968 On-Site
Chemistry Masters 1970 On-Site
Chemistry Research Doctorate 1966 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Chicana and Chicano Studies Masters 2003 On-Site
Chicana and Chicano Studies Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Child Development Masters 1968 On-Site
Child Development Bachelors 1968 On-Site
City Planning Masters 1968 On-Site
Civil Engineering Masters 1965 On-Site
Civil Engineering Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Classics Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Communication Masters 1996 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Comparative International Studies Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Comparative Literature Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Computational Science Masters 1999 On-Site
Computational Science Research Doctorate 2007 On-Site
Computational Science (Statistics) Research Doctorate 2009 On-Site
Computer Engineering Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Computer Science Masters 1972 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Construction Engineering Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Counseling Masters 1967 On-Site
Creative Writing Masters 1988 On-Site
Criminal Justice Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Criminal Justice and Criminology Masters 1999 On-Site
Dance Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice Professional Doctorate 2012 On-Site
Doctor of Physical Therapy Professional Doctorate 2012 On-Site
Ecology Research Doctorate 1977 On-Site
Economics Masters 1999 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 1968 On-Site
Education Masters 1959 On-Site
Education Research Doctorate 1971 On-Site
Education Masters 1978 Distance Education
Educational Leadership Professional Doctorate 1981 On-Site
Electrical Engineering Masters 2007 On-Site
Electrical Engineering Bachelors 1953 On-Site
Engineering Masters 2000 On-Site
Engineering Sciences (Bioengineering) Research Doctorate 1991 On-Site
Engineering Sciences (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Research Doctorate 1991 On-Site
Engineering Sciences (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) Research Doctorate 1991 On-Site
Engineering Sciences (Structural Engineering) Research Doctorate 1991 On-Site
English Masters 1965 On-Site
English Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Environmental Engineering Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Environmental Sciences Bachelors 1999 On-Site
European Studies Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Evolutionary Biology Research Doctorate 2010 On-Site
Exercise Physiology Masters 1993 On-Site
Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Science Masters 1999 On-Site
Finance Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Financial Services Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Foods and Nutrition Bachelors 1983 On-Site
French Masters 1967 On-Site
French Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Geography Masters 1977 On-Site
Geography Research Doctorate 1991 On-Site
Geography Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Geological Studies Masters 1982 On-Site
Geological Studies Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Geophysics Research Doctorate 2010 On-Site
German Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Gerontology Masters 2002 On-Site
Gerontology Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Health Communication Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Health Science Bachelors 1975 On-Site
History Masters 1965 On-Site
History Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Homeland Security Masters 2006 On-Site
Hospitality and Tourism Management Masters 2012 Distance Education
Hospitality and Tourism Management Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Humanities Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Information Systems Masters 2011 On-Site
Information Systems Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Masters 1995 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 1995 On-Site
International Business Bachelors 1959 On-Site
International Security and Conflict Resolution Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Japanese Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Journalism Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Juris Doctor and Business Administration Masters 2008 On-Site
Juris Doctor and Social Work Masters 2002 On-Site
Kinesiology Masters 1990 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Language and Communicative Disorder Research Doctorate 1996 On-Site
Latin American Studies Masters 1967 On-Site
Latin American Studies Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Latin American Studies and Public Health Masters 1991 On-Site
Latin American Studies/Business Administration Masters 1991 On-Site
Learning Design and Technology Masters 1984 On-Site
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Studies Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Liberal Arts and Sciences Masters 1987 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Linguistics Masters 1969 On-Site
Linguistics Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Management Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Marketing Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Masters of Business Administration for Executives Masters 1990
Mathematics Masters 2004 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Mathematics and Science Education Research Doctorate 1991 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering Masters 1958 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Medical Physics Masters 2000 On-Site
Microbiology Masters 1971 On-Site
Microbiology Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Modern Jewish Studies Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Music Masters 1983 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Nursing Masters 1982 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Nutritional Sciences Masters 1984 On-Site
Nutritional Sciences and Exercise Physiology Masters 1984 On-Site
Philosophy Masters 1965 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Physical Science Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Physics Masters 1999 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Political Science Masters 1979 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Psychology Masters 1995 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Psychology Clinical Research Doctorate 2004 On-Site
Public Administration Masters 1969 On-Site
Public Administration Masters 2000 Distance Education
Public Administration Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Public Administration and Latin American Studies Masters 2011 On-Site
Public Health Masters 1989 On-Site
Public Health Research Doctorate 2007 On-Site
Public Health and Latin American Studies Masters 2006 On-Site
Public Health and Social Work Masters 2006 On-Site
Real Estate Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Recreation Administration Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Regulatory Affairs Masters 2004 Distance Education
Rehabilitation Counseling Masters 1975 On-Site
Rehabilitation Counseling Masters 1997 Distance Education
Religious Studies Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Rhetoric and Writing Studies Masters 2001 On-Site
Rhetoric and Writing Studies Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Russian Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Russian and Central European Studies Bachelors 1996 On-Site
School Psychology Education Specialist 1965 On-Site
Social Science Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Social Work Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Social Work Masters 1959 On-Site
Social Work and Juris Doctor Masters 1997 On-Site
Social Work and Public Health Masters 1987 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Sociology Masters 1970 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Spanish Masters 1983 On-Site
Speech Language and Hearing Sciences Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Speech Language and Hearing Sciences Masters 2006 On-Site
Statistics Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Statistics Masters 1984 On-Site
Sustainability Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Teaching Masters 2008 On-Site
Television Film and New Media Production Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Television Film and New Media Production Masters 1977 On-Site
Theatre Arts Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Theatre Arts Masters 1980 On-Site
Urban Studies Bachelors 1987 On-Site
Women's Studies Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Women's Studies Masters 1995 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2021 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 2025 Offsite Review
Spring 2026 Accreditation Visit

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