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Southern California Institute of Architecture

960 East Third Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013-1822

United States

Telephone: 213-613-2200


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: June 10, 2020

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: 247

Graduate FTE: 269

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 OfficerPaul HollidayChief Administrative
Board of Directors ChairKevin RatnerBoard of Trustees
Chief Academic OfficerJohn EnrightVice Director/Chief Academic
Chief Executive OfficerHernan Diaz AlonsoDirector and
Chief Financial OfficerSue GosneyChief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchPaul HollidayChief Administrative
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
02075800Southern California Institute of ArchitectureLos AngelesMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Bachelor of ArchitectureBachelors1972On-Site
MS Architectural TechnologiesMasters2005On-Site
MS Design Theory and PedagogyMasters2016On-Site
MS Design of CitiesMasters2007On-Site
MS Fiction and EntertainmentMasters2016On-Site
MS Synthetic LandscapesMasters2019On-Site
Master of Architecture 1Masters1974On-Site
Master of Architecture 2Masters1974On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2023Offsite Review
Spring2024Accreditation Visit