Statement of Accreditation Status
University of California San Francisco

500 Parnassus Avenue MU200W Box 0244
San Francisco, CA 94143
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, February 19, 2021
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.

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: 
Role Name Title E-mailsort ascending
Board of Directors Chair John Perez Chair, Board of Regents regentsoffice [at]
Director Institutional Research Ning Wang Director of Institutional Research [at]
Chief Financial Officer Michael Clune Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer michael.clune [at]
Chief Academic Officer Dan Lowenstein Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost executivevicechancellor [at]
Accreditation Liaison Officer Douglas Carlson Registrar & Assistant Vice Chancellor – Student Information doug.carlson [at]
Chief Executive Officer Sam Hawgood Chancellor chancellor [at]
OPEID Location Name City Location Type Status
00131900 University of California San Francisco - Parnassus San Francisco Main Campus Active
00131900 University of California San Francisco - Mission B San Francisco Additional Active
00131900 University of California San Francisco - China Bas San Francisco Additional Active
00131900 University of California San Francisco - Laurel He San Francisco Additional Active
00131900 University of California San Francisco - Mount Zio San Francisco Additional Active
00131900 San Francisco General Hospital San Francisco Additional Active
00131900 University of California San Francisco - Veterans San Francisco Additional Active
Degree Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Advanced Training in Clinical Research Non-degree 2004 On-Site
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Doctorate 1961 On-Site
Bioengineering Research Doctorate 1983 On-Site
Biological and Medical Informatics Research Doctorate 1998 On-Site
Biomedical Imaging Masters 2011 On-Site
Biomedical Sciences Research Doctorate 1996 On-Site
Biophysics Research Doctorate 1961 On-Site
Cell Biology Research Doctorate 1984 On-Site
Chemistry and Chemical Biology Research Doctorate 2000 On-Site
Clinical Research Masters 2002 On-Site
Dentistry Postbaccalaureate Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Dentistry Postgraduate Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Research Doctorate 2006 On-Site
Doctor of Dental Surgery Professional Doctorate 1882 On-Site
Doctor of Medicine Professional Doctorate 1864 On-Site
Doctor of Medicine at UCSF/MS in Health and Medical Sciences at UCB Professional Doctorate 1978 On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice Professional Doctorate 2018 Distance Education
Doctor of Pharmacy Professional Doctorate 1958 On-Site
Doctor of Physical Therapy Entry Level (with San Francisco State University) Professional Doctorate 1989 On-Site
Epidemiology and Translational Science Research Doctorate 2010 On-Site
Genetics Research Doctorate 1977 On-Site
Global Health Sciences Masters 2008 On-Site
Global Health Sciences Research Doctorate 2016 On-Site
Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership Masters 2014 Distance Education
History of Health Sciences Masters 1930 On-Site
History of Health Sciences Research Doctorate 1930 On-Site
Medical Anthropology Research Doctorate 1975 On-Site
Medicine Postbaccalaureate Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Neuroscience Research Doctorate 1976 On-Site
Nursing Research Doctorate 1965 On-Site
Nursing (inclu. MEPN Masters Entry Program in Nursing) Masters 1949 On-Site
Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Masters 1965 On-Site
Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Research Doctorate 1965 On-Site
Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics Research Doctorate 2001 On-Site
Pharmacy Postbaccalaureate Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Rehabilitation Science Research Doctorate 2016 On-Site
Sociology Research Doctorate 1968 On-Site
Supplemental Studies in Advanced Practice in Nursing Non-degree 2019 On-Site
Supplemental Studies in Advanced Practice in Nursing Non-degree 2021 Distance Education
Translational Medicine Masters 2013 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2024 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 2030 Offsite Review
Fall 2030 Accreditation Visit

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