Statement of Accreditation Status
San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
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, April 17, 2020
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.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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


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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Role Name Title E-mail
Director Institutional Research Sutee Sujitparapitaya Associate Provost for Institutional Analytics sutee [at]
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Wilson Interim Vice President & Chief Financial Officer wilsonjd [at]
Board of Directors Chair Lillian Kimbell Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU trusteesecretariat [at]
Chief Executive Officer Lynn Mahoney President president [at]
Chief Academic Officer Jennifer Summit Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs jsummit [at]
Accreditation Liaison Officer Lori Beth Way Dean lbway [at]
Degree Degree Level Year Implemented Modalitysort descending
Communicative Disorders, BS
Comparative Literature, BA
History MA Masters 1966 On-Site
Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Preliminary Credential 2010 On-Site
Criminal Justice Studies BA Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Asian American Studies MA Masters 1999 On-Site
Theatre Arts MFA Masters 1988 On-Site
Project Management Certificate 2008 On-Site
Nursing MS Masters 1984 On-Site
Genetic Engineering Certificate 1984 On-Site
Hospitality and Tourism Management BS Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe Disabilities Level II Credential 1998 On-Site
Dance BA Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Biochemistry BS Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Undeclared Bachelors 1947 On-Site
Nonprofit Management Certificate 2011 On-Site
Philosophy and Religion BA Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Biotechnology Certificate 2004 On-Site
Philosophy BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Conflict Resolution Certificate 2001 On-Site
Human Sexuality Studies MA Masters 2001 On-Site
Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe Disabilities Preliminary Credential 2010 On-Site
Dietetics BS Bachelors 1981 On-Site
Biology BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Urban Studies and Planning BA Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Accounting Certificate 2016 On-Site
Philosophy MA Masters 1963 On-Site
Movement Science Certificate 2012 On-Site
Humanities BA Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services: School Counseling Credential 2004 On-Site
Drama BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Biology BS Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Visual Communication Design BS Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Study of Public Accountancy Certificate 2003 On-Site
Information Technology Auditing Certificate 2000 On-Site
Physical Therapy Joint D.P.T. Program with U.C. San Francisco Professional Doctorate 2002 On-Site
Exercise Physiology Certificate 2012 On-Site
Humanities MA Masters 1964 On-Site
Single Subject: Physical Education Credential 2004 On-Site
Theatre Arts MA Masters 1951 On-Site
Biology MS Masters 1950 On-Site
Women and Gender Studies BA Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Professional Practice of Internal Auditing Certificate 1992 On-Site
Physics BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Physical Activity: Social Scientific Perspectives Certificate 2012 On-Site
Design MA Masters 1961 On-Site
Multiple Subject Credential 2004 On-Site
Earth Sciences BA Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Biomedical Science MS Masters 1977 On-Site
Women and Gender Studies MA Masters 1991 On-Site
Executive Certificate In Financial Planning 2007 On-Site
Physics BS Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Immigrant Literacies Certificate 2010 On-Site
Industrial Design BS Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Early Childhood Special Education Certificate 2008 On-Site
Economics BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Business Administration BS Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Earth Sciences BS Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Hospitality and Tourism Management Certificate 2010 On-Site
Physics MS Masters 1964 On-Site
American Language Institute Certificate 2002 On-Site
Interior Design BS Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Teaching Post-Secondary Reading Certificate 1992 On-Site
Economics MA Masters 1966 On-Site
Business Administration MBA Masters 1966 On-Site
Environmental Science BS Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Human Resource Management Certificate 2004 On-Site
Political Science BA Bachelors 1963 On-Site
Jewish Community Studies Certificate 2002 On-Site
Single Subject: Art Credential 2004 On-Site
Education MA Masters 1950 On-Site
Accountancy MS Masters 1979 On-Site
Statistical Data Science MS Masters 2019 On-Site
International Business Certificate 1999 On-Site
Political Science MA Masters 1967 On-Site
Weather Study Certificate 2011 On-Site
International Relations BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Single Subject: English Credential 2004 On-Site
Education: Concentration in Special Education Ph.D. Research Doctorate 1967 On-Site
Multimedia Studies Certificate 2004 On-Site
Chemistry BA Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Race and Resistance Studies BA Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Certificate in Marketing in the Digital Economy Non-degree 2019 On-Site
Psychology BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services: School Psychology Credential 2005 On-Site
International Relations MA Masters 1966 On-Site
Teaching of Composition Certificate 2008 On-Site
Educational Leadership Ed.D. (K-12; Community College) Professional Doctorate 2007 On-Site
Multimedia Studies: 3D Arts Certificate 2014 On-Site
Chemistry BS Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence Non-degree 2019 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in History Education Non-degree 2019 On-Site
Psychology MS Masters 1978 On-Site
Criminal Justice Studies Certificate 2007 On-Site
Italian BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Single Subject: World Languages Credential 2004 On-Site
Electrical Engineering BS Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Multimedia Studies: Digital Video Intensive Certificate 2002 On-Site
Chemistry MS Masters 1964 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering Non-degree 2019 On-Site
English Literatures MA Masters 2019 On-Site
Psychology MA Masters 1978 On-Site
Youth and Human Services Nonprofit Administration Certificate 1998 On-Site
Italian MA Masters 1967 On-Site
Single Subject: Home Economics Credential 2004 On-Site
Engineering MS Masters 1988 On-Site
Training Systems Development Certificate 1983 On-Site
Child and Adolescent Development BA Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Certificate in Pre-Master of Business Administration (MBA) Foundations Non-degree 2020 On-Site
Business Analytics MS Masters 2018 On-Site
Public Administration MPA Masters 1974 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services: School Social Work 2006 On-Site
Japanese BA Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Single Subject: Mathematics Credential 2004 On-Site
English BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Middle School Studies 2008 On-Site
Chinese BA Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Public Health MPH Masters 1998 On-Site
Geographic Information Science Certificate 1994 On-Site
Japanese MA Masters 1990 On-Site
Single Subject: Music Credential 2004 On-Site
English MA Masters 1966 On-Site
Administrative Services Credential 2014 On-Site
Chinese MA Masters 1967 On-Site
Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts BA Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate 1995 On-Site
Journalism BA Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Reading Certificate 2004 On-Site
Environmental Studies BS Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Cooperative Education Certificate 1993 On-Site
Cinema BA Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Art History BA Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts MA Masters 1969 On-Site
Screenwriting Certificate 2012 On-Site
Kinesiology BS Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Specalist Teaching: Reading and Literacy Added Authorization 2012 On-Site
Environmental Studies BA Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Certificate 2016 On-Site
Cinema MFA Masters 1993 On-Site
Clear Education Specialist Instruction Credential 2011 On-Site
Latina/Latino Studies BA Bachelors 1973 On-Site
Film and Media Studies Certificate 2012 On-Site
Kinesiology MS Masters 1998 On-Site
Specalist Teaching: Reading and Literacy: Leadership Specialist Credential 2012 On-Site
Ethnic Studies MA Masters 1987 On-Site
Autism Spectrum Certificate 2007 On-Site
Cinema Studies MA Masters 1994 On-Site
Civil Engineering BS Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Business Ethics and Compliance Certificate 2015 On-Site
Recreation Parks and Tourism MS Masters 1960 On-Site
Speech Language Pathology: Speech, Language, and Hearing Credential 2010 On-Site
Labor and Employment Studies BA Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Single Subject: Science Credential 2004 On-Site
Family and Consumer Sciences BA Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Counseling Deaf Persons Certificate 1997 On-Site
Classics BA Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Ethnic Studies Certificate 2015 On-Site
Recreation Parks and Tourism Administration BS Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Medical Billing And Coding Certificate 2008 On-Site
Liberal Studies BA Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Single Subject: Social Science Crednetial 2004 On-Site
Family and Consumer Sciences MA Masters 1996 On-Site
Counseling Deafened and Hard of Hearing Persons Certificate 1997 On-Site
Classics MA Masters 1982 On-Site
Social Media Marketing Certificate 2008 On-Site
Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling MS Masters 1959 On-Site
Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate 2008 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Marine and Estuarine Science MS Masters 1980 On-Site
Specialist Teaching: Bilingual Authorization: Spanish 2012 On-Site
French BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Independent Skills With Deaf Adults 2009 On-Site
Communication Studies BA Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Music/Recording Industry Certificate 1984 On-Site
Africana Studies BA Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Social Work BA Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Pharmacy Technician Certificate 2009 On-Site
Mathematics BA Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Autodesk Certificate 1987 On-Site
French MA Masters 1961 On-Site
Education Specialist: Adapted Physical Education Added Authorizations Credential 2013 On-Site
Communication Studies MA Masters 1972 On-Site
Digital Animation Certificate 2008 On-Site
American Indian Studies BA Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Social Work MSW Masters 1967 On-Site
Athletic Coaching Certificate 1986 On-Site
Mathematics MA Masters 1959 On-Site
Spanish/English Interpretation Certificate 1992 On-Site
Geographic Information Science MS Masters 2010 On-Site
Education Specialist: Orthopedic Impairment Added Authorizations Credential 2010 On-Site
Clinical or Rehabilitative Services: Orientation and Mobility Credential 2011 On-Site
Communicative Disorders BA Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Digital Media Production Certificate 2005 On-Site
American Studies BA Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Sociology BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Clinical Laboratory Science Certificate 1977 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering BS Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Specialist Teaching: Bilingual Authorization: Cantonese 2012 On-Site
Geography BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Education Specialist: Visual Impairments Level II Credential 1998 On-Site
Communicative Disorders MS Masters 1977 On-Site
E-Learning: Regulatory And Compliance Certificate 2008 On-Site
Anthropology BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Spanish BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
EKG Technician Certificate 2008 On-Site
Modern Jewish Studies BA Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Specialist Teaching: Bilingual Authorization: Mandarin 2012 On-Site
Geography MA Masters 1966 On-Site
Education Specialist: Visual Impairments Preliminary Credential 2010 On-Site
Comparative and World Literature BA Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Multimedia Studies: Digital Graphics Certificate 2002 On-Site
Anthropology MA Masters 1966 On-Site
Spanish MA Masters 1961 On-Site
Medical Technology Certificate 1986 On-Site
Museum Studies MA Masters 1987 On-Site
Dietetics Certificate 2008 On-Site
Geology BS Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Guide Dog Mobility Certificate 2005 On-Site
Comparative Literature MA Masters 1967 On-Site
Multimedia Studies: Web Design Intensive Certificate 2014 On-Site
Apparel Design and Merchandising BS Bachelors 1987 On-Site
Special Education MA Masters 1983 On-Site
Clinical Trials Design & Management (Biotechnology) Certificate 2004 On-Site
Music BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Meeting And Event Planning Certificate 2004 On-Site
Geosciences MS Masters 2008 On-Site
Education Specialist: Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorizations Credential 2010 On-Site
Computer Engineering BS Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Multimedia Studies: Web Development Certificate 2014 On-Site
Applied Mathematics BS Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Special Major BA Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Pre-Health Professionals Certificate 2006 On-Site
Pre-Health Professions Certificate 2006 On-Site
Music BM Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate 1998 On-Site
German BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Education Specialist: Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorizations Cre 2011 On-Site
Computer Science BS Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Art BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies MA Masters 1972 On-Site
Pre-Nursing Certificate 2015 On-Site
Music MA Masters 1950 On-Site
Legal/Court Interpretation (Spanish/English) 1994 On-Site
German MA Masters 1961 On-Site
Gerontology MA Masters 1985 On-Site
Education Specialist: Early Childhood Special Education Level II Credential 2000 On-Site
Computer Science MS Masters 1978 On-Site
Art MA Masters 1950 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies MS Masters 1991 On-Site
Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate 1997 On-Site
Music MM Masters 1981 On-Site
Paralegal Studies Certificate 1977 On-Site
Health Education BS Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Education Specialist: Early Childhood Special Education Preliminary Credential 2010 On-Site
Counseling MS Masters 1979 On-Site
Art MFA Masters 1984 On-Site
Statistics BS Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Holistic Health Studies Certificate 1994 On-Site
Nursing BS Bachelors 1956 On-Site
English For Professional Purposes (ESL) Certificate 1984 On-Site
History BA Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Level II Credential 1998 On-Site
Creative Writing MFA Masters 1991 On-Site
Asian American Studies BA Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Technical and Professional Writing BA Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate 1994 On-Site
Nursing BS (Canada College) Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Technical and Professional Writing Certificate 1991 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2022 Offsite Review
Spring 2023 Accreditation Visit

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