Statement of Accreditation Status
San Francisco Art Institute

800 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States

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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 19, 2015
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Jennifer Rissler Chief Academic Officer jrissler [at]
Board of Directors Chair Lonnie Graham Chair of the Board of Trustees lgraham [at]
Chief Academic Officer Jennifer Rissler Chief Academic Officer jrissler [at]
Chief Executive Officer Mark Kushner Interim Chief Operating Officer & Interim General Counsel mkushner [at]
Chief Financial Officer Mark Kushner Interim Chief Operating Officer & Interim General Counsel mkushner [at]
Director Institutional Research Jose de los Reyes Director of Institutional Research and Registrar jdelosreyes [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
AICAD Exchange Program Non-degree 1995 On-Site
Art and Technology Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Art, Place and Public Studies Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Art, Place and Public Studies Masters 2019 On-Site
Exhibition and Museum Studies Masters 2006 On-Site
Film Bachelors 1955 On-Site
History and Theory of Contemporary Art Bachelors 2006 On-Site
History and Theory of Contemporary Art Masters 2006 On-Site
International Exchange Program Non-degree 1989 On-Site
New Genres Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Painting Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Photography Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Non-degree 1994 On-Site
Pre-College Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Printmaking Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Sculpture Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Studio Art Masters 2014 On-Site
Summer Studio Residency Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2022 Offsite Review
Spring 2023 Accreditation Visit

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