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Thomas Aquinas College

10000 N. Ojai Road

Santa Paula, CA 93060

United States

Telephone: 805-525-4417


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 16, 2018

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. 1976

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1980

Undergraduate FTE: 510

Graduate FTE: 0

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 OfficerBrian
Board of Directors ChairR. Scott TuricchiChairman of the
Chief Academic OfficerJohn GoyetteAcademic
Chief Executive OfficerPaul O’
Chief Financial OfficerDennis McCarthyVice President for
Director Institutional ResearchGreg BecherDirector of Financial
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
Thomas Aquinas CollegeNorthfieldBranch CampusActive
02358000Thomas Aquinas CollegeSanta PaulaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal ArtsBachelors1971On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Offsite Review
Fall2025Accreditation Visit