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Sofia University

1069 East Meadow Circle

Palo Alto, CA 94303

United States

Telephone: 888-820-1484


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

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.

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

Most Recent Commission Action: April 17, 2023

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. 1992

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1998

Undergraduate FTE: 4

Graduate FTE: 810

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. For-Profit

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. 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. Quarter

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerNami KimProvost/
Board of Directors ChairKathryn
Chief Academic OfficerNami KimProvost/
Chief Executive OfficerCarol HumphreysPresident/
Chief Financial OfficerBill
Director Institutional ResearchRumaana KhanDirector of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
02267600Sofia UniversityPalo AltoMain CampusActive
Sofia University, Costa MesaCosta MesaBranch CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Bachelor of Arts in PsychologyBachelors2021On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors2016Distance Education
Business AdministrationMasters2016On-Site
Business AdministrationMasters2016Distance Education
Business AdministrationBachelors2016On-Site
Clinical Psychology (PsyD)Professional Doctorate2009On-Site
Computer ScienceMasters2014On-Site
Computer ScienceMasters2014Distance Education
Counseling PsychologyMasters1988On-Site
Counseling PsychologyMasters2010Distance Education
Doctorate of Business Administration in ChineseProfessional Doctorate2023Distance Education
Dream StudiesNon-degree2022Distance Education
Dream Studies in ChineseNon-degree2022Distance Education
EcopsychologyNon-degree2023Distance Education
Liberal ArtsBachelors2013Distance Education
Master of Business Administration in ChineseMasters2017On-Site
Master of Business Administration in ChineseMasters2017Distance Education
Masters in Transpersonal Psychology in ChineseMasters2022Distance Education
Professional Graduate Certificate Programs in Computer ScienceNon-degree2022On-Site
PsychologyBachelors2013Distance Education
Transpersonal PsychologyMasters1975On-Site
Transpersonal PsychologyMasters1985Distance Education
Transpersonal PsychologyResearch Doctorate1975On-Site
Transpersonal Psychology in ChineseResearch Doctorate2022Distance Education
Transpersonal Psychology.Research Doctorate2002Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2024Special Visit
Fall2027Offsite Review
Spring2028Accreditation Visit