Statement of Accreditation Status
United States University

7675 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108
United States

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: 
Friday, June 26, 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.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Role Name Title E-mail
Director Institutional Research Liz Fernandez Director, Institutional Effectiveness liz.fernandez [at]
Board of Directors Chair Eileen Heveron Board Chair eheveron [at]
Chief Academic Officer Scott Burrus Provost scott.burrus [at]
Chief Financial Officer Ming Tan CFO ming.tan [at]
Accreditation Liaison Officer Steven Stargardter President sstargardter [at]
Chief Executive Officer Steven Stargardter President sstargardter [at]
Degree Degree Level Year Implemented Modalitysort descending
Marketing Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
Human Resources Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
Project Management Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science Information Technology Bachelors 2019 Distance Education
Higher Education Administration Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
Special Education Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
Family Nurse Practitioner Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
Emergency Nurse Practitioner Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
Nurse Educator Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
Health Care Leadership Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
Early Childhood Education Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
International Business Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
Information Technology Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
BS in Health Sciences Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Management Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
MS in Nursing Masters 2011 Distance Education
BS in Nursing Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
MBA Masters 2011 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Education Masters 2013 Distance Education
Bachelor of Education Bachelors 2021 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Teaching Masters 2021 Distance Education
Teacher Credentialing Non-degree 2008 On-Site
BA Liberal Studies Bachelors 1998 On-Site
MS in Nursing - FNP Masters 2009 On-Site
BS in Health Sciences Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Management Bachelors 2011 On-Site
MBA Masters 2011 On-Site
Master of Arts in Education Masters 2011 On-Site
BS in Nursing Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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