Statement of Accreditation Status
University of California, Davis

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
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.

001313
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 29, 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.

1900
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1954
Undergraduate FTE: 
28,829
Graduate FTE: 
8,409
Financial Structure Type

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

Public
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.

Multi-institution System
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.

Quarter
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Carolyn Thomas Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education ccthomas [at] ucdavis.edu
Board of Directors Chair Monica Lozano Former Chairman of the Board regentsoffice [at] ucop.edu
Chief Academic Officer Ralph Hexter Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor hexter [at] ucdavis.edu
Chief Executive Officer Gary May Chancellor chancellor [at] ucdavis.edu
Chief Financial Officer Kelly Ratliff Senior Associate Vice Chancellor kmratliff [at] ucdavis.edu
Director Institutional Research Steven Weisler Chief Data Officer seweisler [at] ucdavis.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accounting Essentials (certificate) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Accounting, CPA Exam Track (certificate) Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Advanced Chemical Engineering (certificate) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Aerospace Science and Engineering Bachelors 2009 On-Site
African American and African Studies Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Masters 1979 On-Site
Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Research Doctorate 1979 On-Site
Agricultural and Environmental Education Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Agricultural and Resource Economics Masters 1997 On-Site
Agricultural and Resource Economics Research Doctorate 1997 On-Site
American Studies Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Animal Behavior Research Doctorate 1978 On-Site
Animal Behavior Masters 1991 On-Site
Animal Biology Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Animal Biology Masters 2006 On-Site
Animal Biology Research Doctorate 2006 On-Site
Animal Science Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Animal Science and Management Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Anthropology Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Anthropology Masters 1962 On-Site
Anthropology Research Doctorate 1962 On-Site
Applied Mathematics Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Applied Mathematics Masters 1985 On-Site
Applied Mathematics Research Doctorate 1985 On-Site
Applied Physics Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Applied Sensory and Consumer Science (certificate) Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Art Masters 1970 On-Site
Art History Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Art History Masters 1990 On-Site
Art Studio Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Asian American Studies Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Atmospheric Science Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Atmospheric Science Masters 1972 On-Site
Atmospheric Science Research Doctorate 1972 On-Site
Autism Spectrum Disorder (professional concentration) Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Avian Science Masters 1971 On-Site
Biochemical Engineering Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Masters 2010 On-Site
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Research Doctorate 2010 On-Site
Biological Sciences Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Biological Systems Engineering Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Biological Systems Engineering Masters 2002 On-Site
Biological Systems Engineering Research Doctorate 2002 On-Site
Biological Systems Engineering Professional Doctorate 2002 On-Site
Biomedical Engineering Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Biomedical Engineering Masters 1980 On-Site
Biomedical Engineering Research Doctorate 1972 On-Site
Biophysics Research Doctorate 1962 On-Site
Biophysics Masters 1980 On-Site
Biostatistics Masters 2002 On-Site
Biostatistics Research Doctorate 2002 On-Site
Biotechnology Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 1981 On-Site
Business Analysis (certificate) Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Cell Biology Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Chemical Engineering Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Chemical Engineering Masters 2016 On-Site
Chemical Engineering Research Doctorate 2016 On-Site
Chemical Physics Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Chemistry Masters 1959 On-Site
Chemistry Research Doctorate 1959 On-Site
Chicana/Chicano Studies Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Child Development Masters 1972 On-Site
Chinese Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Cinema and Digital Media Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Civil and Environmental Engineering Masters 2000 On-Site
Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Doctorate 2000 On-Site
Civil Engineering Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Classical Civilization Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Clinical Nutrition Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Clinical Research Masters 2006 On-Site
Cognitive Science Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Communication Research Doctorate 2010 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Communication Masters 1999 On-Site
Community and Regional Development Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Community Development Masters 1977 On-Site
Comparative Literature Bachelors 1973 On-Site
Comparative Literature Masters 1980 On-Site
Comparative Literature Research Doctorate 1980 On-Site
Computer Engineering Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Computer Science Masters 1976 On-Site
Computer Science Research Doctorate 1976 On-Site
Computer Science and Engineering Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Conflict Resolution (professional concentration) Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Conservation Management (certificate) Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Construction Management (certificate) Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Cultural Studies Masters 2000 On-Site
Cultural Studies Research Doctorate 2000 On-Site
Design Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Design Masters 2008 On-Site
Development Practice (certificate) Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Dramatic Art Masters 1969 On-Site
East Asian Studies Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Ecological Management and Restoration Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Ecology Masters 1969 On-Site
Ecology Research Doctorate 1969 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Economics Masters 1962 On-Site
Economics Research Doctorate 1962 On-Site
Education Research Doctorate 1992 On-Site
Education Masters 1967 On-Site
Education Credential Non-degree 1959 On-Site
Education Leadership Professional Doctorate 2005 On-Site
Electrical and Computer Engineering Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters 2002 On-Site
Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Doctorate 2002 On-Site
Electrical Engineering Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Energy Systems Masters 2017 On-Site
Energy Systems Research Doctorate 2017 On-Site
English Bachelors 1959 On-Site
English Masters 1959 On-Site
English Research Doctorate 1959 On-Site
Entomology Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Entomology Masters 1959 On-Site
Entomology Research Doctorate 1959 On-Site
Environmental Engineering Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Environmental Management for Industry and Facilities (professional concentration Non-degree 1992 On-Site
Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Environmental Policy and Management Masters 2017 On-Site
Environmental Science and Management Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Environmental Toxicology Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Epidemiology Masters 1991 On-Site
Epidemiology Research Doctorate 1991 On-Site
Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Family Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant Credential Non-degree 1997 On-Site
Food Science Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Food Science Masters 1959 On-Site
Food Science Research Doctorate 1990 On-Site
Forensic Science Masters 2002 On-Site
French Masters 1962 On-Site
French Bachelors 1959 On-Site
French Research Doctorate 1990 On-Site
Fundraising and Development (professional concentration) Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Genetics and Genomics Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Geographic Information Systems (professional concentration) Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Geography Masters 1994 On-Site
Geography Research Doctorate 1994 On-Site
Geology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Geology Masters 2000 On-Site
Geology Research Doctorate 2000 On-Site
German Bachelors 1959 On-Site
German Masters 1962 On-Site
German Research Doctorate 1966 On-Site
Global Disease Biology Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Green Building and Sustainable Design (professional concentration) Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Health and Safety Trainer (professional concentration) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Health Informatics Masters 2008 On-Site
Health Informatics (certificate) Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Health Professions Educator (certificate) Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Healthcare Analytics (certificate) Non-degree 2013 On-Site
History Bachelors 1959 On-Site
History Masters 1959 On-Site
History Research Doctorate 1963 On-Site
Horticulture and Agronomy Masters 1999 On-Site
Horticulture and Agronomy Research Doctorate 2008 On-Site
Human Development Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Human Development Research Doctorate 1988 On-Site
Human Resource Management (certificate) Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Hydrologic Sciences Masters 1991 On-Site
Hydrologic Sciences Research Doctorate 1991 On-Site
Hydrology Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Immunology Masters 1977 On-Site
Immunology Research Doctorate 1977 On-Site
Individual Major Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Industrial Ecology (certificate) Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Integrative Genetics and Genomics Masters 2013 On-Site
Integrative Genetics and Genomics Research Doctorate 2013 On-Site
Integrative Pathobiology Masters 2014 On-Site
Integrative Pathobiology Research Doctorate 2014 On-Site
International Agricultural Development Bachelors 2012 On-Site
International Agricultural Development Masters 1964 On-Site
International Relations Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Italian Bachelors 1968 On-Site
Japanese Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Joint Program in Ecology Research Doctorate 2000 On-Site
Labor-Management Relations (certificate) Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Land Use and Environmental Planning (certificate) Non-degree 1992 On-Site
Landscape Architecture Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design (certificate) Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Law Professional Doctorate 1966 On-Site
Law Masters 1998 On-Site
Linguistics Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Linguistics Masters 1965 On-Site
Linguistics Research Doctorate 2004 On-Site
Managerial Economics Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Marine and Coastal Sciences Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Master of Public Health Masters 2002 On-Site
Materials Science and Engineering Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Materials Science and Engineering Masters 2016 On-Site
Materials Science and Engineering Research Doctorate 2016 On-Site
Maternal and Child Nutrition Masters 2006 On-Site
Mathematical Analytics and Operations Research Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Mathematical and Scientific Computation Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Mathematics Masters 1959 On-Site
Mathematics Research Doctorate 1959 On-Site
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Masters 2010 On-Site
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Doctorate 2010 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Medicine Research Doctorate 1969 On-Site
Medieval and Early Modern Studies Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Microbiology Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Microbiology Masters 1990 On-Site
Microbiology Research Doctorate 1959 On-Site
Middle East/South Asia Studies Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Masters 2004 On-Site
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Research Doctorate 2004 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Music Masters 1964 On-Site
Music Research Doctorate 1990 On-Site
Native American Studies Research Doctorate 1998 On-Site
Native American Studies Masters 1998 On-Site
Native American Studies Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Neuroscience Research Doctorate 1994 On-Site
Nursing Masters 2015 On-Site
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Professional Doctorate 2010 On-Site
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Masters 2010 On-Site
Nutrition Science Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Nutritional Biology Research Doctorate 2006 On-Site
Nutritional Biology Masters 2006 On-Site
Paralegal Studies (certificate) Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Performance Studies Masters 2006 On-Site
Performance Studies Research Doctorate 2006 On-Site
Personal Financial Planning (certificate) Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Masters 2014 On-Site
Pharmacology and Toxicology Masters 1974 On-Site
Pharmacology and Toxicology Research Doctorate 1974 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Philosophy Masters 1965 On-Site
Philosophy Research Doctorate 1967 On-Site
Physician Assistant Studies Masters 2014 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Physics Masters 1986 On-Site
Physics Research Doctorate 1958 On-Site
Plant Biology Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Plant Biology Masters 1990 On-Site
Plant Biology Research Doctorate 1990 On-Site
Plant Pathology Masters 1959 On-Site
Plant Pathology Research Doctorate 1959 On-Site
Plant Sciences Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Political Science Masters 1961 On-Site
Political Science Research Doctorate 1961 On-Site
Political Science – Public Service Bachelors 1973 On-Site
Population Biology Masters 1993 On-Site
Population Biology Research Doctorate 1993 On-Site
Preventive Veterinary Medicine Masters 2013 On-Site
Professional Accountancy Masters 2012 On-Site
Professional Brewing (certificate) Non-degree 1997 On-Site
Professional Coaching for Life and Work (certificate) Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Professional Winemaking (certificate) Non-degree 2004 On-Site
Project Management (certificate) Non-degree 1996 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Psychology Masters 1964 On-Site
Psychology Research Doctorate 1968 On-Site
Public Health Sciences Research Doctorate 2017 On-Site
Religious Studies Bachelors 1973 On-Site
Renewable Energy (professional concentration) Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Russian Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Science and Technology Studies Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Second Language Acquisition (certificate) Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Sociology Masters 1964 On-Site
Sociology Research Doctorate 1967 On-Site
Sociology – Organizational Studies Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Soils and Biogeochemistry Masters 2006 On-Site
Soils and Biogeochemistry Research Doctorate 2006 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Spanish Masters 1962 On-Site
Spanish Research Doctorate 1968 On-Site
Statistics Bachelors 1979 On-Site
Statistics Masters 1980 On-Site
Statistics Research Doctorate 1980 On-Site
Study of Religion Masters 2011 On-Site
Study of Religion Research Doctorate 2011 On-Site
Sustainability and the Built Environment (certificate) Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Sustainable Environmental Design Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Textiles Masters 1978 On-Site
Textiles and Clothing Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Theatre and Dance Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Transportation Technology and Policy Masters 1997 On-Site
Transportation Technology and Policy Research Doctorate 1997 On-Site
Veterinary Medicine Professional Doctorate 1959 On-Site
Viticulture and Enology Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Viticulture and Enology Masters 2002 On-Site
Web Development (certificate) Non-degree 1997 On-Site
Website Design (professional concentration) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Workplace Health and Safety Management (certificate) Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2019 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 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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