Statement of Accreditation Status
United States International University-Africa

PO Box 14634-00800

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: 
Monday, July 27, 2020
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Peter Kigwilu Curriculum Developer pkigwilu [at]
Board of Directors Chair Kris Senamu Chair, University Council kris [at]
Chief Academic Officer Ruthie Rono Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs rrono [at]
Chief Executive Officer Paul Zeleza Vice Chancellor pzeleza [at]
Chief Financial Officer Judith Obura Director of Finance jobura [at]
Director Institutional Research John Kabuu Principal Officer, Quality Assurance jkabuu [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accounting Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Applied Computer Technology Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Animation (BAA) Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and Directing (FPD) Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Bachelor of Global Leadership and Governance Bachelors 2021 On-Site
Bachelor of Pharmacy Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Business Administration Professional Doctorate 2013 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Business Administration (MBA) Masters 1983 On-Site
Clinical Psychology Masters 2012 On-Site
Counseling Psychology Masters 1986 On-Site
Criminal Justice Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Doctor of Psychology Psy D; Clinical Psychology Professional Doctorate 2013 On-Site
Finance Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Global Masters Of Business Administration (GEMBA) Masters 2010 On-Site
Hotel & Restaurant Management Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Information Systems & Technology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Information Systems and Technology Masters 2014 On-Site
International Business Administration.(IBA) Bachelors 1986 On-Site
International Relations Bachelors 1977 On-Site
International Relations Research Doctorate 2013 On-Site
International Relations (MIR) Masters 1990 On-Site
Journalism Bachelors 1999 On-Site
MA in Marriage and Family Therapy Masters 2018 On-Site
Master of Arts in Communication Studies Masters 2015 On-Site
Master of Organizational Development Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Science in Information Security Masters 2021 On-Site
Online Master of Business Administration Masters 2021 Distance Education
Psychology Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Tourism Management Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Spring 2023 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 2026 Offsite Review
Fall 2026 Accreditation Visit

No external resources are available for this institution.