Statement of Accreditation Status
University of California, Merced

5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
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 24, 2011
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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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: 
Accreditation documents for this institution are not yet available.
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Laura Martin Executive Director, Academic Senate & ALO lmartin [at]
Board of Directors Chair George Kieffer Chair of the Board of Regents regentsoffice [at]
Chief Academic Officer Gregg Camfield Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor provostevc [at]
Chief Executive Officer Dorothy Leland Chancellor chancellor [at]
Chief Financial Officer Veronica Mendez Chief Financial and Administration Officer vmendez7 [at]
Director Institutional Research Jenna Allen Director of Institutional Research jallen33 [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Anthropology Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Applied Mathematical Sciences Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Applied Mathematics Masters 2014 On-Site
Applied Mathematics Research Doctorate 2014 On-Site
BA in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Bachelors 2017 On-Site
BA in Philosophy Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Bioengineering Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Biological Sciences Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Chemical Sciences Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Chemistry and Chemical Biology Masters 2013 On-Site
Chemistry and Chemical Biology Research Doctorate 2013 On-Site
Cognitive and Information Sciences Research Doctorate 2011 On-Site
Cognitive Science Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Computer Science & Engineering Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Earth Systems Science Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 2007 On-Site
English Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Environmental Engineering Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Environmental Systems Masters 2007 On-Site
Environmental Systems Research Doctorate 2007 On-Site
Global Arts Studies Bachelors 2016 On-Site
History Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Individual Graduate Program with Emphases Masters 2003 On-Site
Individual Graduate Program with Emphases Research Doctorate 2003 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Humanities Masters 2014 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Doctorate 2014 On-Site
Literatures and Cultures Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Management Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Management and Business Economics Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Materials Science and Engineering Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Mechanical Engineerng Masters 2016 On-Site
Mechanical Engineerng Research Doctorate 2016 On-Site
Physics Research Doctorate 2014 On-Site
Physics Masters 2014 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Political Science Masters 2014 On-Site
Political Science Research Doctorate 2014 On-Site
Psychological Sciences Research Doctorate 2011 On-Site
Psychological Sciences Masters 2015 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Public Health Masters 2017 On-Site
Public Health Research Doctorate 2017 On-Site
Public Health Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Quantitative and Systems Biology Research Doctorate 2011 On-Site
Quantitative and Systems Biology Masters 2011 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Sociology Masters 2015 On-Site
Sociology Research Doctorate 2015 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 2013 On-Site

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