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Soka University of America

1 University Drive

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-8081

United States

Telephone: 949-480-4000


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

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: February 19, 2021

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2005

Undergraduate FTE: 435

Graduate FTE: 10

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

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerTomoko TakahashiVP Institutional Research and
Board of Directors ChairStephen DunhamBoard
Chief Academic OfficerEdward
Chief Executive OfficerEdward
Chief Financial OfficerArchibald AsawaEVP, Finance & Administration and CFO & Chief Investment
Director Institutional ResearchTomoko TakahashiVP Institutional Research and
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
03814400Soka University of AmericaAliso ViejoMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
BA in Liberal ArtsBachelors2001On-Site
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Societal ChangeMasters2014On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2023Interim Report
Spring2030Offsite Review
Fall2030Accreditation Visit