Statement of Accreditation Status
The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law

4475 Market Street
Ventura, CA 93003
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, November 6, 2020
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Proprietary with parent/board
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 Jackie Gardina Dean jgardina [at]
Board of Directors Chair Jana Johnston Board Chair jjohnston [at]
Chief Academic Officer Jackie Gardina Dean jgardina [at]
Chief Executive Officer Matthew Nehmer President nehmer [at]
Chief Financial Officer Mehul Patel Chief Financial Officer mehulpatel [at]
Director Institutional Research Kevin McPherson Director of Institutional Research kmcpherson1 [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Hybrid JD Program Professional Doctorate 2018 Distance Education
Juris Doctor Degree Professional Doctorate 1969 On-Site
Master of Legal Studies Masters 2013 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2024 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Fall 2027 Offsite Review
Spring 2028 Accreditation Visit

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