Statement of Accreditation Status
Southern California Institute of Architecture

960 East Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1822
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

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.

020758
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.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 24, 2016
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.

1991
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1995
Undergraduate FTE: 
259
Graduate FTE: 
250
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 Federal Financial Aid: 
 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Paul Holliday Chief Administrative Officer paul_holliday [at] sciarc.edu
Board of Directors Chair Tom Gilmore Chair Board of Trustees tgilmore [at] gilmoredev.com
Chief Academic Officer John Enright Vice Director/Chief Academic Officer john_enright [at] sciarc.edu
Chief Executive Officer Hernan Diaz Alonso Director and CEO hernan [at] sciarc.edu
Chief Financial Officer Sue Gosney Chief Financial Officer sue_gosney [at] sciarc.edu
Director Institutional Research Paul Holliday Chief Administrative Officer paul_holliday [at] sciarc.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Bachelor of Architecture Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Master of Architecture 1 Masters 1974 On-Site
Master of Architecture 2 Masters 1974 On-Site
MS Architectural Technologies Masters 2005 On-Site
MS Design of Cities Masters 2007 On-Site
MS Design Theory and Pedagogy Masters 2016 On-Site
MS Fiction and Entertainment Masters 2016 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2020 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)).

Fall 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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