Statement of Accreditation Status
San Francisco Theological Seminary

105 Seminary Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960-2925
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, February 16, 2018
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 Jana Childers Dean/Vice President of Academic Affairs jchilders [at]
Board of Directors Chair Enitan Adesanya Chair, Board of Trustees enitan.adesanya [at]
Chief Academic Officer Jana Childers Dean/Vice President of Academic Affairs jchilders [at]
Chief Executive Officer James McDonald President jmcdonald [at]
Chief Financial Officer Mike Cairns Vice-President for Finance and Operations mcairns [at]
Director Institutional Research David Altshuler Director of Institutional Research daltshuler [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Certificate in Black Church Studies Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate in Trauma & Spiritual Care Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Certificate in Worship Leadership Non-degree 2015 On-Site
D Min Professional Doctorate 1970 On-Site
Diploma in Advanced Pastoral Studies Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Diploma in Spiritual Direction, Formation, and World Engagement Non-degree 1995 On-Site
Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction Non-degree 1993 On-Site
GTU Common MA Masters 1970 On-Site
M Div Masters 1970 On-Site
MATS Masters 1991 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2020 Special Visit
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)).

Spring 2023 Offsite Review
Fall 2023 Accreditation Visit

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