Statement of Accreditation Status
University of California, Santa Barbara

552 University Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2030
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: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Linda Adler-Kassner Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education adler-kassner [at]
Board of Directors Chair John Perez Chair, Board of Regents regentsoffice [at]
Chief Academic Officer David Marshall Executive Vice Chancellor david.marshall [at]
Chief Executive Officer Henry Yang Chancellor henry.yang [at]
Chief Financial Officer Chuck Haines Associate Chancellor - Finance and Resource Management chuck.haines [at]
Director Institutional Research Steven Velasco Director Institutional Research Planning & Assessment steven.velasco [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Actuarial Science Masters 2012 On-Site
Actuarial Science B.S. Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Anthropology Bachelors 1963 On-Site
Anthropology Masters 1965 On-Site
Anthropology Research Doctorate 1964 On-Site
Applied Mathematics Masters 1960 On-Site
Applied Mathematics Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Aquatic Biology Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Art Bachelors 1944 On-Site
Art Masters 1944 On-Site
Asian American Studies Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Asian Studies Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Asian Studies Masters 1972 On-Site
Biochemistry Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Biochemistry-Molecular Biology Bachelors 1973 On-Site
Biochemistry-Molecular Biology Masters 1999 On-Site
Biochemistry-Molecular Biology Research Doctorate 1973 On-Site
Biological Sciences - BA Bachelors 1947 On-Site
Biological Sciences - BS Bachelors 1947 On-Site
Biopsychology Bachelors 1973 On-Site
Black Studies Bachelors 1972 On-Site
CCS - Art Bachelors 1990 On-Site
CCS - Biology Bachelors 1990 On-Site
CCS - Chemistry/Biochemistry - BA Bachelors 1990 On-Site
CCS - Chemistry/Biochemistry - BS Bachelors 1990 On-Site
CCS - Computing Bachelors 1990 On-Site
CCS - Mathematics - BA Bachelors 1990 On-Site
CCS - Mathematics - BS Bachelors 1990 On-Site
CCS - Music Composition Bachelors 1990 On-Site
CCS - Physics - BA Bachelors 1990 On-Site
CCS - Physics - BS Bachelors 1990 On-Site
CCS - Writing and Literature Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Cell & Developmental Biology Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Chemical Engineering Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Chemical Engineering Masters 1967 On-Site
Chemical Engineering Research Doctorate 1968 On-Site
Chemistry Research Doctorate 1963 On-Site
Chemistry - BA Bachelors 1944 On-Site
Chemistry - BS Bachelors 1944 On-Site
Chemistry - MA Masters 1958 On-Site
Chemistry - MS Masters 1958 On-Site
Chicana & Chicano Studies Bachelors 1979 On-Site
Chicana & Chicano Studies Masters 2003 On-Site
Chicana & Chicano Studies Research Doctorate 2003 On-Site
Chinese Bachelors 1973 On-Site
Classics Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Classics Masters 1968 On-Site
Classics Research Doctorate 1978 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Communication Masters 1976 On-Site
Communication Research Doctorate 1990 On-Site
Comparative Literature Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Comparative Literature Masters 1971 On-Site
Comparative Literature Research Doctorate 1971 On-Site
Computer Engineering Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Computer Science Masters 1989 On-Site
Computer Science Research Doctorate 1989 On-Site
Computer Science - BA Bachelors 1973 On-Site
Computer Science - BS Bachelors 1979 On-Site
Counseling Clinical & School Psychology Research Doctorate 1989 On-Site
Dance - BA Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Dance - BFA Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Dynamical Neuroscience Masters 2013 On-Site
Dynamical Neuroscience Research Doctorate 2013 On-Site
Earth Science Masters 1962 On-Site
Earth Science Research Doctorate 1964 On-Site
Earth Science - BA Bachelors 1954 On-Site
Earth Science - BS Bachelors 1987 On-Site
East Asian Language & Cultural Studies Research Doctorate 2006 On-Site
Ecology & Evolution Bachelors 1983 On-Site
Ecology Evolution & Marine Biology Masters 1958 On-Site
Ecology Evolution & Marine Biology Research Doctorate 1961 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 1946 On-Site
Economics Masters 1953 On-Site
Economics Research Doctorate 1963 On-Site
Economics and Accounting BA Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Education Research Doctorate 1968 On-Site
Education - MA Masters 1963 On-Site
Education - MEd Masters 1963 On-Site
Education Specialist Credential Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters 1965 On-Site
Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Doctorate 1965 On-Site
Electrical Engineering Bachelors 1964 On-Site
English Bachelors 1944 On-Site
English Masters 1957 On-Site
English Research Doctorate 1963 On-Site
Environmental Science & Management Research Doctorate 1998 On-Site
Environmental Science & Management - MESM Masters 1996 On-Site
Environmental Studies - BA Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Environmental Studies - BS Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Feminist Studies Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Feminist Studies Masters 2008 On-Site
Feminist Studies Research Doctorate 2008 On-Site
Film & Media Studies Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Film & Media Studies Masters 2004 On-Site
Film & Media Studies Research Doctorate 2004 On-Site
Financial Mathematics & Statistics Bachelors 2003 On-Site
French Bachelors 1949 On-Site
French Masters 1962 On-Site
French Research Doctorate 1965 On-Site
Geography Bachelors 1954 On-Site
Geography Masters 1975 On-Site
Geography Research Doctorate 1964 On-Site
Geography (Joint Program SDSU) Research Doctorate 1991 On-Site
German Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Germanic Languages & Literature Masters 1965 On-Site
Germanic Languages & Literature Research Doctorate 1966 On-Site
Global Studies Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Global Studies Masters 1998 On-Site
Global Studies Research Doctorate 2015 On-Site
Hispanic Languages & Literatures Research Doctorate 1968 On-Site
History Bachelors 1944 On-Site
History Masters 1953 On-Site
History Research Doctorate 1961 On-Site
History (Joint Program CSUS) Research Doctorate 1999 On-Site
History of Art and Architecture Bachelors 1977 On-Site
History of Art and Architecture Masters 1966 On-Site
History of Art and Architecture Research Doctorate 1969 On-Site
History of Public Policy Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Hydrologic Sciences & Policy Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Individual Major Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Individual Major Research Doctorate 1972 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 1979 On-Site
Italian Studies Bachelors 1967 On-Site
Japanese Bachelors 1987 On-Site
Language Culture & Society Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Latin American & Iberian Studies Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Latin American & Iberian Studies Masters 1974 On-Site
Linguistics Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Linguistics Masters 1988 On-Site
Linguistics Research Doctorate 1988 On-Site
Marine Sciences Masters 1997 On-Site
Marine Sciences Research Doctorate 1997 On-Site
Master of Technology Management Masters 2015 On-Site
Materials Masters 1987 On-Site
Materials Research Doctorate 1987 On-Site
Mathematics Masters 1958 On-Site
Mathematics Research Doctorate 1961 On-Site
Mathematics - BA Bachelors 1947 On-Site
Mathematics - BS Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering Masters 1967 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering Research Doctorate 1967 On-Site
Media Arts & Technology Research Doctorate 2005 On-Site
Media Arts & Technology - MA Masters 1999 On-Site
Media Arts & Technology - MS Masters 1999 On-Site
Medieval Studies Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Microbiology Bachelors 1983 On-Site
Middle Eastern Studies Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology Masters 1997 On-Site
Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology Research Doctorate 1997 On-Site
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Non-degree 1972 On-Site
Music - BM Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Music - DMA Professional Doctorate 1989 On-Site
Music - MA Masters 1960 On-Site
Music - MM Masters 1989 On-Site
Music - PhD Research Doctorate 1964 On-Site
Music Studies - BA Bachelors 1944 On-Site
Pharmacology Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 1949 On-Site
Philosophy Masters 1959 On-Site
Philosophy Research Doctorate 1964 On-Site
Physical Geography Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Physics Masters 1957 On-Site
Physics Research Doctorate 1963 On-Site
Physics - BA Bachelors 1944 On-Site
Physics - BS Bachelors 1944 On-Site
Physiology Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1946 On-Site
Political Science Masters 1953 On-Site
Political Science Research Doctorate 1961 On-Site
Portuguese Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Portuguese Masters 1981 On-Site
Psychological and Brain Sciences Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Psychological and Brain Sciences Masters 1962 On-Site
Psychological and Brain Sciences Research Doctorate 1953 On-Site
Religious Studies Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Religious Studies Masters 1967 On-Site
Religious Studies Research Doctorate 1969 On-Site
Renaissance Studies Bachelors 1975 On-Site
School Psychology - MEd Masters 1963 On-Site
Single Subject Teaching Credential Non-degree 1972 On-Site
Slavic Languages & Literature Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1944 On-Site
Sociology Masters 1962 On-Site
Sociology Research Doctorate 1964 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Spanish Masters 1961 On-Site
Spanish & Portuguese Masters 1979 On-Site
Statistical Science - BA Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Statistical Science - BS Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Statistics and Applied Probability Masters 1978 On-Site
Statistics and Applied Probability Research Doctorate 1988 On-Site
Technology Management Research Doctorate 2017 On-Site
Theater - BA Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Theater - BFA Bachelors 1983 On-Site
Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Masters 1966 On-Site
Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Research Doctorate 1962 On-Site
Zoology Bachelors 1944 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2023 Accreditation Visit

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