Statement of Accreditation Status
University of California, Irvine

510 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-1000
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: 
Monday, November 30, 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

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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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Tracy Molidor Associate Vice Provost, Academic Planning tmolidor [at]
Board of Directors Chair John Perez Chair, Board of Regents regentsoffice [at]
Chief Academic Officer Hal Stern Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor hal.stern [at]
Chief Executive Officer Howard Gillman Chancellor chancellor [at]
Chief Financial Officer Ronald Cortez Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chancellor, Div. of Finance & Administration rscortez [at]
Director Institutional Research Ryan Cherland Assistant Vice Chancellor Office of Institutional Research ryan.cherland [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accountancy Masters 2013 On-Site
Aerospace Engineering Bachelors 1993 On-Site
African American Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Anthropology Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Anthropology Masters 1976 On-Site
Anthropology Research Doctorate 1966 On-Site
Applied Physics Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Art Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Art Masters 2013 On-Site
Art History Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Art History Masters 2016 On-Site
Asian American Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Asian American Studies Masters 2017 On-Site
BA in Environmental Science and Policy Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Bachelors 2019 Distance Education
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Biological Sciences Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Biological Sciences Masters 1965 On-Site
Biological Sciences Research Doctorate 1965 On-Site
Biological Sciences and Educational Media Design Masters 2011 On-Site
Biology/Education Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Biomedical and Translational Science Masters 2012 On-Site
Biomedical Engineering Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Biomedical Engineering Masters 2002 On-Site
Biomedical Engineering Research Doctorate 2002 On-Site
Biomedical Engineering: Premedical Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Biomedical Sciences Masters 1973 On-Site
Biomedical Sciences Research Doctorate 1973 On-Site
Biotechnology Management Masters 2012 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 1989 On-Site
Business Analytics Masters 2017 On-Site
Business Economics Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Business Information Management Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Masters 1996 On-Site
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Research Doctorate 1996 On-Site
Chemical Engineering Research Doctorate 1996 On-Site
Chemical Engineering Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Chemistry Masters 1965 On-Site
Chemistry Research Doctorate 1965 On-Site
Chicano/Latino Studies Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Chinese Studies Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Civil and Environmental Engineering Masters 1975 On-Site
Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Doctorate 1975 On-Site
Civil Engineering Bachelors 1975 On-Site
Classics Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Classics Masters 1981 On-Site
Classics Research Doctorate 1998 On-Site
Cognitive Neuroscience Masters 2013 On-Site
Cognitive Sciences Masters 1966 On-Site
Cognitive Sciences Research Doctorate 1966 On-Site
Cognitive Sciences Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Comparative Literature Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Comparative Literature Masters 1969 On-Site
Comparative Literature Research Doctorate 1969 On-Site
Computer Engineering Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Computer Game Science Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Computer Science Masters 2017 On-Site
Computer Science Research Doctorate 2007 On-Site
Computer Science and Engineering Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Conservation and Restoration Sciences Masters 2017 On-Site
Criminology Law and Society Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Criminology Law and Society Masters 2003 Distance Education
Criminology Law and Society Research Doctorate 1989 On-Site
Culture and Theory Masters 2005 On-Site
Culture and Theory Research Doctorate 2005 On-Site
Dance Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Dance Masters 1969 On-Site
Data Science Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Developmental and Cell Biology Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice Professional Doctorate 2019 Distance Education
Drama Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Drama Masters 1969 On-Site
Drama and Theatre Research Doctorate 1998 On-Site
Earth System Science Masters 1995 On-Site
Earth System Science Research Doctorate 1995 On-Site
Earth System Science Bachelors 2012 On-Site
East Asian Cultures Bachelors 1995 On-Site
East Asian Studies Masters 1993 On-Site
East Asian Studies Research Doctorate 1993 On-Site
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Economics Masters 1976 On-Site
Economics Research Doctorate 1966 On-Site
Education Masters 2012 On-Site
Education Research Doctorate 2012 On-Site
Education Sciences Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters 1995 On-Site
Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Doctorate 1995 On-Site
Electrical Engineering Bachelors 1968 On-Site
Elementary and Secondary Education Masters 2012 On-Site
Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Masters 2017 On-Site
Engineering Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Engineering Masters 1992 On-Site
Engineering Research Doctorate 1992 On-Site
Engineering Management Masters 2012 On-Site
English Bachelors 1965 On-Site
English Masters 1965 On-Site
English Research Doctorate 1965 On-Site
Environmental Engineering Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Environmental Health Sciences Masters 2013 On-Site
Environmental Health Sciences Research Doctorate 2013 On-Site
Environmental Science Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Epidemiology Masters 2011 On-Site
Epidemiology Research Doctorate 2011 On-Site
European Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Exercise Sciences Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Film and Media Studies Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Finance Masters 2017 On-Site
French Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Gender and Sexuality Studies Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Genetic Counseling Masters 1982 On-Site
Genetics Bachelors 1965 On-Site
German Masters 1967 On-Site
German Research Doctorate 1973 On-Site
German Studies Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Global Cultures Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Global Middle East Studies Bachelors 2016 On-Site
History Bachelors 1965 On-Site
History Masters 1966 On-Site
History Research Doctorate 1967 On-Site
Human Biology Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Human Computer Interaction and Design Masters 2016 Distance Education
Human-Computer Interaction and Design Masters 2016 Distance Education
Informatics Research Doctorate 2014 On-Site
Informatics Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Information and Computer Science Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Information and Computer Science Masters 1969 On-Site
Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology Masters 2015 On-Site
Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology Research Doctorate 2015 On-Site
International Studies Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Japanese Language and Literature Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Joint Ph.D. in Computational Science Research Doctorate 2018 On-Site
Korean Literature and Culture Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Language Sciences Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Latin Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Law in American Law (LL.M.) Masters 2017 On-Site
Law JD Professional Doctorate 2009 On-Site
Legal and Forensic Psychology Masters 2016 Distance Education
Literary Journalism Bachelors 2002 On-Site
MA in European Thought and Culture Masters 2018 On-Site
Management Masters 2006 On-Site
Management Research Doctorate 1997 On-Site
Master of Conservation and Restoration Science Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Embedded & Cyber-Physical Systems Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Masters 2019 On-Site
Master of Software Engineering Masters 2018 On-Site
Materials Science and Engineering Masters 2001 On-Site
Materials Science and Engineering Research Doctorate 1992 On-Site
Materials Science Engineering Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology Masters 2015 On-Site
Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology Research Doctorate 2015 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Mathematics Masters 1965 On-Site
Mathematics Research Doctorate 1965 On-Site
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Masters 1991 On-Site
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Doctorate 1991 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Medicine Professional Doctorate 1969 On-Site
Microbiology and Immunology Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Music Masters 1969 On-Site
Music Performance Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Music Theatre Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Networked Systems Masters 2003 On-Site
Networked Systems Research Doctorate 2003 On-Site
Neurobiology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Nursing Science Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Nursing Science Masters 2008 On-Site
Nursing Science Research Doctorate 2012 On-Site
Ph.D. in History and Theory of Music Research Doctorate 2020 On-Site
Pharmaceutical Sciences Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Pharmacological Sciences Masters 2013 On-Site
Pharmacological Sciences Research Doctorate 2013 On-Site
Pharmacology Masters 2017 Distance Education
Philosophy Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Philosophy Masters 1966 On-Site
Philosophy Research Doctorate 1966 On-Site
Philosophy Political Science and Economics Masters 2015 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Physics Masters 1965 On-Site
Physics Research Doctorate 1965 On-Site
Planning Policy and Design Masters 2006 On-Site
Planning, Policy, and Design Research Doctorate 2002 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Political Science Masters 1976 On-Site
Political Science Research Doctorate 1966 On-Site
Psychological Science Research Doctorate 2002 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Psychology and Social Behavior Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Public Health Masters 2008 On-Site
Public Health Research Doctorate 2013 On-Site
Public Health Policy Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Public Health Sciences Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Public Policy Masters 2011 On-Site
Quantitative Economics Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Religious Studies Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Social Ecology Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Social Ecology Masters 1974 On-Site
Social Ecology Research Doctorate 1976 On-Site
Social Policy and Public Service Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Social Science Masters 1976 On-Site
Social Science Research Doctorate 1966 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Sociology Masters 2001 On-Site
Sociology Research Doctorate 2001 On-Site
Software Engineering Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Software Engineering Masters 2012 On-Site
Software Engineering Research Doctorate 2012 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Spanish Masters 1967 On-Site
Spanish Research Doctorate 1968 On-Site
Statistics Masters 2005 On-Site
Statistics Research Doctorate 2005 On-Site
Studio Art Masters 2011 On-Site
Transportation Science Masters 1993 On-Site
Transportation Science Research Doctorate 1993 On-Site
Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy Masters 1991 On-Site
Urban Studies Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Visual Studies Masters 1998 On-Site
Visual Studies Research Doctorate 1998 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2022 Accreditation Visit

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