Statement of Accreditation Status
Sonoma State University

1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
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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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: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Karen Moranski Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs moranski [at]
Board of Directors Chair Lillian Kimbell Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU trusteesecretariat [at]
Chief Academic Officer Karen Moranski Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs moranski [at]
Chief Executive Officer Judy Sakaki President judy.sakaki [at]
Chief Financial Officer Joyce Lopes Vice President for Administration and Finance joyce.lopes [at]
Director Institutional Research Heather Brown Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness heather.brown [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
00115609 College of Marin Kentfield Additional Active
00115602 Mendocino College Ukiah Additional Active
00115606 Napa Valley College Napa Additional Active
00115607 Solano Community College (Vallejo Center) Vallejo Additional Active
00115600 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park Main Campus Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Administration of Non-Profit Agencies Certificate Non-degree 1983 On-Site
Advanced Practice Clinical Education Certificate Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
American Multicultural Studies Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Anthropology Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Applied Statistics Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Art Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Art History Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Biochemistry Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Biology Masters 1960 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 1977 On-Site
Certificate in Audio & Recording Production Non-degree On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Chicano and Latino Studies Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Clear Induction Education Specialist Credential Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Communication Studies Bachelors 1983 On-Site
Computer and Engineering Science Masters 2006 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Counseling Masters 1972 On-Site
Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Cultural Resources Management Masters 1982 On-Site
Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization Non-degree On-Site
Early Childhood Studies Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Early Childhood Studies Certificate Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
Earth Science Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Education Masters 1967 On-Site
Electrical Engineering Bachelors 2011 On-Site
English Bachelors 1960 On-Site
English Masters 1967 On-Site
Environmental Studies Bachelors 1972 On-Site
French Bachelors 1962 On-Site
French Language for Wine Business Certificate Non-degree On-Site
Geography and Environment Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Geology Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Gerontology Certificate Non-degree On-Site
Global Studies Bachelors 2004 On-Site
History Bachelors 1960 On-Site
History Masters 1968 On-Site
Human Development Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Human Resource Management Certificate Program Non-degree 1996 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 1973 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Masters 1978 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Non-degree 2003 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors Distance Education
Nursing Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Nursing Masters 1975 Distance Education
Organization Development Masters 2010 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Non-degree Distance Education
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Professional Sales Certificate (Business) Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Public Administration Masters 1970 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services Credential Non-degree On-Site
Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Credential Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Single Subject Teaching Credential Non-degree 2003 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Spanish Masters 2008 On-Site
Statistics Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Theatre Arts Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Women's and Gender Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2021 Special Visit
Spring 2022 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 2025 Offsite Review
Fall 2025 Accreditation Visit

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