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San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94132

United States

Telephone: 415-338-1111

URL: http://www.sfsu.edu

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

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. https://ir.sfsu.edu/retention-and-graduation

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: June 29, 2021

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. 1900

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1949

Undergraduate FTE: 20,488

Graduate FTE: 2,542

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

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

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RoleNameTitleEmail
Accreditation Liaison OfficerLori Beth WayDeanlbway@sfsu.edu
Board of Directors ChairWenda FongChair of the Board of Trustees of the CSUtrusteesecretariat@calstate.edu
Chief Academic OfficerAmy SueyoshiProvost & Vice President for Academic Affairssueyoshi@sfsu.edu
Chief Executive OfficerLynn MahoneyPresidentpresident@sfsu.edu
Chief Financial OfficerJeff WilsonInterim Vice President & Chief Financial Officerwilsonjd@sfsu.edu
Director Institutional ResearchSutee SujitparapitayaAssociate Provost for Institutional Analyticssutee@sfsu.edu
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00115400San Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Accountancy MSMasters1979On-Site
Accounting CertificateNon-degree2016On-Site
Accounting Graduate CertificateNon-degree2003On-Site
Administrative Services CredentialNon-degree2014On-Site
Africana Studies BABachelors1969On-Site
American Indian Studies BABachelors2007On-Site
American Language Institute CertificateNon-degree2002On-Site
American Studies BABachelors1994On-Site
Anthropology BABachelors1961On-Site
Anthropology MAMasters1966On-Site
Apparel Design and Merchandising BSBachelors1987On-Site
Applied Mathematics BSBachelors1994On-Site
Art BABachelors1961On-Site
Art History BABachelors2019On-Site
Art MAMasters1950On-Site
Art MFAMasters1984On-Site
Asian American Studies BABachelors1997On-Site
Asian American Studies MAMasters1999On-Site
Athletic Coaching CertificateNon-degree1986On-Site
Augmentative and Alternative Communication CertificateNon-degree2016On-Site
Autism Spectrum CertificateNon-degree2007On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic StudiesBachelors2021Distance Education
Biochemistry BSBachelors1976On-Site
Biology MSMasters1950On-Site
Biology BABachelors1961On-Site
Biology BSBachelors1950On-Site
Biomedical Science MSMasters1977On-Site
Biotechnology CertificateNon-degree2004On-Site
Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts MFAMasters2021On-Site
Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts BABachelors1969On-Site
Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts MAMasters1969On-Site
Business Administration BSBachelors1950On-Site
Business Administration CertificateNon-degree2020On-Site
Business Administration MBAMasters1966On-Site
Business Analytics MSMasters2018On-Site
Business Ethics and Compliance CertificateNon-degree2015On-Site
Certificate in the Liberal and Creative ArtsNon-degree2021On-Site
Chemistry BABachelors1950On-Site
Chemistry BSBachelors1961On-Site
Chemistry MSMasters1964On-Site
Child and Adolescent Development BABachelors1998On-Site
Chinese BABachelors1964On-Site
Chinese MAMasters1967On-Site
Cinema BABachelors1964On-Site
Cinema MFAMasters1993On-Site
Cinema Studies MAMasters1994On-Site
Civil Engineering BSBachelors1986On-Site
Classics BABachelors1967On-Site
Classics MAMasters1982On-Site
Clear Education Specialist Instruction CredentialNon-degree2011On-Site
Clinical Laboratory Science CertificateNon-degree1977On-Site
Clinical Mental Health Counseling MSMasters1959On-Site
Clinical or Rehabilitative Services: Orientation and Mobility CredentialNon-degree2011On-Site
Communication Studies BABachelors1972On-Site
Communication Studies MAMasters1972On-Site
Comparative Literature MAMasters1967On-Site
Comparative and World Literature BABachelors1971On-Site
Computer Engineering BSBachelors2003On-Site
Computer Science BSBachelors1978On-Site
Computer Science MSMasters1978On-Site
Conflict Resolution CertificateNon-degree2001On-Site
Cooperative Education CertificateNon-degree1993On-Site
Counseling MSMasters1979On-Site
Creative Writing BABachelors2021On-Site
Creative Writing MFAMasters1991On-Site
Criminal Justice Studies BABachelors2021Distance Education
Criminal Justice Studies BABachelors1999On-Site
Curriculum and InstructionMasters2021On-Site
Cybersecurity Management CertificateNon-degree2021On-Site
Dance BABachelors1985On-Site
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, MSMasters2020On-Site
Design MAMasters1961On-Site
Dietetics CertificateNon-degree2008On-Site
Drama BABachelors1961On-Site
Earth Sciences BABachelors2007On-Site
Earth Sciences BSBachelors2014On-Site
Economics BABachelors1961On-Site
Economics MAMasters1966On-Site
Education MAMasters1950On-Site
Education Specialist: Adapted Physical Education Added Authorizations CredentialNon-degree2013On-Site
Education Specialist: Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorizations CredentialNon-degree2010On-Site
Education Specialist: Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorizations CreNon-degree2011On-Site
Education Specialist: Early Childhood Special Education Level II CredentialNon-degree2000On-Site
Education Specialist: Early Childhood Special Education Preliminary CredentialNon-degree2010On-Site
Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Level II CredentialNon-degree1998On-Site
Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Preliminary CredentialNon-degree2010On-Site
Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe Disabilities Level II CredentialNon-degree1998On-Site
Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe Disabilities Preliminary CredentialNon-degree2010On-Site
Education Specialist: Orthopedic Impairment Added Authorizations CredentialNon-degree2010On-Site
Education Specialist: Visual Impairments Level II CredentialNon-degree1998On-Site
Education Specialist: Visual Impairments Preliminary CredentialNon-degree2010On-Site
Education: Concentration in Special Education Ph.D.Research Doctorate1967On-Site
Educational Leadership Ed.D. (K-12; Community College)Professional Doctorate2007On-Site
Electrical Engineering BSBachelors1986On-Site
Engineering MSMasters1988On-Site
English BABachelors1961On-Site
English Literatures MAMasters2019On-Site
English MAMasters1966On-Site
Environmental Science BSBachelors2015On-Site
Environmental Studies BABachelors1999On-Site
Environmental Studies BSBachelors1999On-Site
Ethnic Studies CertificateNon-degree2015On-Site
Ethnic Studies Empowerment, Certificate inNon-degree2021Distance Education
Ethnic Studies MAMasters1987On-Site
Ethnography CertificateNon-degree2021On-Site
Exercise Physiology CertificateNon-degree2012On-Site
Family Nurse Practitioner CertificateNon-degree1994On-Site
Family and Consumer Sciences BABachelors1996On-Site
Family and Consumer Sciences MAMasters1996On-Site
French BABachelors1961On-Site
French MAMasters1961On-Site
Genetic Engineering CertificateNon-degree1984On-Site
Geographic Information Science MSMasters2010On-Site
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) CertificateNon-degree1995On-Site
Geography BABachelors1961On-Site
Geography MAMasters1966On-Site
Geosciences MSMasters2008On-Site
German BABachelors1961On-Site
German MAMasters1961On-Site
Gerontology MAMasters1985On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Enterprise CybersecurityNon-degree2021On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Information SystemsNon-degree2021On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Ethical Artificial IntelligenceNon-degree2019On-Site
Graduate Certificate in FinanceNon-degree2021On-Site
Graduate Certificate in History EducationNon-degree2019On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Marketing in the Digital EconomyNon-degree2019On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Software EngineeringNon-degree2019On-Site
Health Education BSBachelors1971On-Site
Historical Research (Honors) CertificateNon-degree2021On-Site
History BABachelors1961On-Site
History MAMasters1966On-Site
Holistic Health Studies CertificateNon-degree1994On-Site
Hospitality and Tourism Management BSBachelors1990On-Site
Hospitality and Tourism Management CertificateNon-degree2010On-Site
Human Sexuality Studies MAMasters2001On-Site
Humanities BABachelors1964On-Site
Humanities MAMasters1964On-Site
Immigrant Literacies CertificateNon-degree2010On-Site
Inclusive Early Childhood Practices Graduate CertificateNon-degree2008On-Site
Industrial Design BSBachelors2008On-Site
Industrial/Organizational PsychologyMasters2021On-Site
Information Technology Auditing CertificateNon-degree2000On-Site
Interdisciplinary Marine and Estuarine Science MSMasters1980On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies MAMasters1972On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies MSMasters1991On-Site
Interior Design BSBachelors2002On-Site
International Business CertificateNon-degree1999On-Site
International Business and Global Leadership Graduate CertificateNon-degree2021On-Site
International Relations BABachelors1961On-Site
International Relations MAMasters1966On-Site
Italian BABachelors1961On-Site
Italian MAMasters1967On-Site
Japanese BABachelors1967On-Site
Japanese MAMasters1990On-Site
Journalism BABachelors1950On-Site
Kinesiology BSBachelors1965On-Site
Kinesiology MSMasters1998On-Site
Labor and Employment Studies BABachelors1978On-Site
Latina/Latino Studies BABachelors1973On-Site
Legal/Court Interpretation (Spanish/English)Non-degree1994On-Site
Liberal Studies BABachelors1993On-Site
Masters of Arts in Creative WritingMasters2021On-Site
Mathematics BABachelors1960On-Site
Mathematics MAMasters1959On-Site
Mechanical Engineering BSBachelors1986On-Site
Modern Jewish Studies BABachelors2002On-Site
Movement Science CertificateNon-degree2012On-Site
Multiple Subject CredentialNon-degree2004On-Site
Museum Studies MAMasters1987On-Site
Music BABachelors1961On-Site
Music BMBachelors1966On-Site
Music MAMasters1950On-Site
Music MMMasters1981On-Site
Music/Recording Industry CertificateNon-degree1984On-Site
Nursing BSBachelors1956On-Site
Nursing MSMasters1984On-Site
Nutrition and Dietetics BSBachelors1981On-Site
Paralegal Studies CertificateNon-degree1977On-Site
Philosophy BABachelors1961On-Site
Philosophy MAMasters1963On-Site
Philosophy and Religion BABachelors1966On-Site
Physical Activity: Social Scientific Perspectives CertificateNon-degree2012On-Site
Physical Therapy Joint D.P.T. Program with U.C. San FranciscoProfessional Doctorate2002On-Site
Physics BABachelors1961On-Site
Physics BSBachelors1985On-Site
Physics MSMasters1964On-Site
Political Science BABachelors1963On-Site
Political Science MAMasters1967On-Site
Pre-Health Professions CertificateNon-degree2006On-Site
Pre-Nursing CertificateNon-degree2015On-Site
Psychological Science MAMasters1978On-Site
Psychology BABachelors1961On-Site
Psychology MSMasters1978On-Site
Public Administration MPAMasters1974On-Site
Public Health MPHMasters1998On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services: School Counseling CredentialNon-degree2004On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services: School Psychology CredentialNon-degree2005On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services: School Social WorkNon-degree2006On-Site
Race and Resistance Studies BABachelors2019On-Site
Reading CertificateNon-degree2004On-Site
Recreation Parks and Tourism Administration BSBachelors1966On-Site
Recreation Parks and Tourism MSMasters1960On-Site
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Single Subject: Art CredentialNon-degree2004On-Site
Single Subject: English CredentialNon-degree2004On-Site
Single Subject: Home Economics CredentialNon-degree2004On-Site
Single Subject: Mathematics CredentialNon-degree2004On-Site
Single Subject: Music CredentialNon-degree2004On-Site
Single Subject: Physical Education CredentialNon-degree2004On-Site
Single Subject: Science CredentialNon-degree2004On-Site
Single Subject: Social Science CrednetialNon-degree2004On-Site
Single Subject: World Languages CredentialNon-degree2004On-Site
Social Media Marketing CertificateNon-degree2008On-Site
Social Work BABachelors1982On-Site
Social Work MSWMasters1967On-Site
Sociology BABachelors1961On-Site
Spanish BABachelors1961On-Site
Spanish MAMasters1961On-Site
Spanish/English Interpretation CertificateNon-degree1992On-Site
Specalist Teaching: Reading and Literacy Added AuthorizationNon-degree2012On-Site
Specalist Teaching: Reading and Literacy: Leadership Specialist CredentialNon-degree2012On-Site
Special Education MAMasters1983On-Site
Special Major BABachelors1972On-Site
Specialist Teaching: Bilingual Authorization: CantoneseNon-degree2012On-Site
Specialist Teaching: Bilingual Authorization: MandarinNon-degree2012On-Site
Specialist Teaching: Bilingual Authorization: SpanishNon-degree2012On-Site
Speech Language Pathology: Speech, Language, and Hearing CredentialNon-degree2010On-Site
Speech, Language, and Hearing SciencesBachelors1964On-Site
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences MSMasters1977On-Site
Statistical Data Science MSMasters2019On-Site
Statistics BSBachelors1972On-Site
Teaching Post-Secondary Reading CertificateNon-degree1992On-Site
Teaching of Composition CertificateNon-degree2008On-Site
Theatre Arts MAMasters1951On-Site
Theatre Arts MFAMasters1988On-Site
Training Systems Development CertificateNon-degree1983On-Site
UndeclaredBachelors1947On-Site
Urban Studies and Planning BABachelors1967On-Site
Visual Communication Design BSBachelors2008On-Site
Weather Study CertificateNon-degree2011On-Site
Women and Gender Studies BABachelors1976On-Site
Women and Gender Studies MAMasters1991On-Site
Youth and Human Services Nonprofit Administration CertificateNon-degree1998On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2022Offsite Review
Spring2023Accreditation Visit