Statement of Accreditation Status
Southern California University of Health Sciences

16200 East Amber Valley Dr
Whittier, CA 90604
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.

001229
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 23, 2017
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.

1986
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1993
Undergraduate FTE: 
378
Graduate FTE: 
494
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.

Trimester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Taiwo Ande Dean, Office of Institutional Effectiveness taiwoande [at] scuhs.edu
Board of Directors Chair Thomas Bakman Board Chair drbakman [at] rhealthc.com
Chief Academic Officer Sheryl Berman Vice President for Academic Affairs sherylberman [at] scuhs.edu
Chief Executive Officer John Scaringe President and CEO johnscaringe [at] scuhs.edu
Chief Financial Officer Tom Arendt VP of Administration and Finance/CFO tomarendt [at] scuhs.edu
Director Institutional Research Taiwo Ande Dean, Office of Institutional Effectiveness taiwoande [at] scuhs.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Ayurveda Practitioner Certificate Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Ayurveda Wellness Certificate Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Biological Sciences Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) Professional Doctorate 2014 On-Site
Doctor of Chiropractic Professional Doctorate 1911 On-Site
Massage Therapy Certificate Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Master of Accupuncture and Oriental Medicine Masters 2001 On-Site
Master of Science: Physician Assistant Masters 2016 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2019 Special Visit
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 2022 Offsite Review
Spring 2023 Accreditation Visit

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