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University of California, Santa Cruz

1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

United States

Telephone: 831-459-0111

URL: https://www.ucsc.edu

Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Barbara Gross Davis

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning. https://iraps.ucsc.edu/student-statistics/retention-and-graduation.html

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: February 19, 2016

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. 1965

Undergraduate FTE: 17,401

Graduate FTE: 1,939

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 Financial Aid: Yes

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RoleNameTitleEmail
Accreditation Liaison OfficerHerbert LeeVice Provost for Academic Affairsvpaa@ucsc.edu
Board of Directors ChairRichard LeibChair, Board of Regentsregentsoffice@ucop.edu
Chief Academic OfficerLori KletzerCampus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellorcpevc@ucsc.edu
Chief Executive OfficerCynthia LariveChancellorchancellor@ucsc.edu
Chief Financial OfficerKimberly RegisterAssociate Vice Chancellor, Budget Analysis and Planningksregist@ucsc.edu
Director Institutional ResearchJulian FernaldInstitutional Research Assessment and Policy Studies Directorjfernald@ucsc.edu
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
001321UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley CampusSanta ClaraBranch CampusActive
001321UCSC Silicon Valley ExtensionSanta ClaraAdditionalActive
00132100University of California Santa CruzSanta CruzMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
AgroecologyBachelors2020On-Site
AnthropologyResearch Doctorate1990On-Site
AnthropologyBachelors1966On-Site
Applied Economics and FinanceMasters1980On-Site
Applied Linguistics and MultilingualismBachelors2017On-Site
Applied MathematicsBachelors2020On-Site
Applied MathematicsMasters2006On-Site
Applied MathematicsResearch Doctorate2006On-Site
Applied PhysicsBachelors2003On-Site
ArtBachelors1969On-Site
Art Design: Games and Playable MediaBachelors2015On-Site
Astronomy and AstrophysicsResearch Doctorate1966On-Site
Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyBachelors1983On-Site
BiologyBachelors1965On-Site
BiologyBachelors2000On-Site
Biomolecular Engineering and BioinformaticsBachelors2001On-Site
Biomolecular Engineering and BioinformaticsMasters2003On-Site
Biomolecular Engineering and BioinformaticsResearch Doctorate2003On-Site
BiotechnologyBachelors2020On-Site
Business Management EconomicsBachelors1998On-Site
ChemistryMasters1967On-Site
ChemistryResearch Doctorate1967On-Site
Chemistry (BA)Bachelors2020On-Site
Chemistry (BS)Bachelors1965On-Site
Classical StudiesBachelors1999On-Site
Coastal Science and PolicyMasters2018On-Site
Cognitive ScienceBachelors2010On-Site
Community StudiesBachelors1969On-Site
Computational MediaMasters2017On-Site
Computational MediaResearch Doctorate2017On-Site
Computer EngineeringBachelors1986On-Site
Computer Science (BA)Bachelors2020On-Site
Computer Science (BS)Bachelors1968On-Site
Computer Science and EngineeringMasters1972On-Site
Computer Science and EngineeringResearch Doctorate1972On-Site
Computer Science: Computer Game DesignBachelors2006On-Site
Critical Race and Ethnic StudiesBachelors2014On-Site
Digital Arts & New MediaMasters2003On-Site
Earth SciencesBachelors1969On-Site
Earth SciencesMasters1968On-Site
Earth SciencesResearch Doctorate1968On-Site
Ecology and EvolutionBachelors2000On-Site
Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyMasters2004On-Site
Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyResearch Doctorate2004On-Site
EconomicsBachelors1965On-Site
EconomicsResearch Doctorate1990On-Site
EducationResearch Doctorate2002On-Site
Education (with Credentials)Masters1983On-Site
Education, Democracy, and JusticeBachelors2020On-Site
Electrical EngineeringBachelors1997On-Site
Electrical and Computer EngineeringMasters2002On-Site
Electrical and Computer EngineeringResearch Doctorate2002On-Site
Environmental Art and Social Practice MFAMasters2020On-Site
Environmental Sciences B.S.Bachelors2018On-Site
Environmental StudiesBachelors1970On-Site
Environmental StudiesResearch Doctorate1994On-Site
Feminist StudiesBachelors1974On-Site
Feminist StudiesResearch Doctorate2012On-Site
Film and Digital MediaResearch Doctorate2008On-Site
Film and Digital MediaBachelors1995On-Site
Games and Playable MediaMasters2013On-Site
Global EconomicsBachelors1994On-Site
Global and Community Health B.A.Bachelors2022On-Site
HistoryBachelors1965On-Site
HistoryMasters2003On-Site
HistoryResearch Doctorate1970On-Site
History of Art and Visual CultureBachelors1975On-Site
History of ConsciousnessResearch Doctorate1966On-Site
Human BiologyBachelors2003On-Site
Human Computer InteractionMasters2021On-Site
Jewish StudiesBachelors2010On-Site
Language StudiesBachelors1982On-Site
Latin American and Latino StudiesBachelors1972On-Site
Latin American and Latino StudiesResearch Doctorate2012On-Site
Legal StudiesBachelors1982On-Site
LinguisticsResearch Doctorate1987On-Site
LinguisticsMasters1987On-Site
LinguisticsBachelors1973On-Site
LiteratureResearch Doctorate1967On-Site
LiteratureBachelors1965On-Site
LiteratureMasters1967On-Site
Marine BiologyBachelors2000On-Site
MathematicsBachelors1965On-Site
MathematicsBachelors2020On-Site
MathematicsResearch Doctorate1969On-Site
MathematicsMasters1969On-Site
Mathematics EducationBachelors2020On-Site
Microbiology & Environmental ToxicologyResearch Doctorate1999On-Site
Microbiology & Environmental ToxicologyMasters1999On-Site
Molecular Cell & Developmental BiologyResearch Doctorate2004On-Site
Molecular Cell & Developmental BiologyBachelors2000On-Site
Molecular Cell & Developmental BiologyMasters2004On-Site
Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology M.S.Masters2019On-Site
MusicResearch Doctorate2006On-Site
MusicMasters1987On-Site
Music (BA)Bachelors1969On-Site
Music (BM)Bachelors1969On-Site
Music CompositionProfessional Doctorate2004On-Site
Natural Language ProcessingMasters2020On-Site
Network & Digital TechnologyBachelors2011On-Site
NeuroscienceBachelors2001On-Site
Ocean SciencesMasters1981On-Site
Ocean SciencesResearch Doctorate1998On-Site
PhilosophyBachelors1965On-Site
PhilosophyMasters2000On-Site
PhilosophyResearch Doctorate2000On-Site
PhysicsBachelors1965On-Site
PhysicsMasters1969On-Site
PhysicsResearch Doctorate1969On-Site
Physics (Astrophysics)Bachelors2001On-Site
Plant SciencesBachelors2001On-Site
PoliticsBachelors1965On-Site
PoliticsResearch Doctorate2000On-Site
PsychologyResearch Doctorate1970On-Site
PsychologyBachelors1965On-Site
Robotics EngineeringBachelors2011On-Site
Science CommunicationMasters2018On-Site
Science EducationBachelors2017On-Site
Scientific Computing and Applied MathematicsMasters2015On-Site
Serious GamesMasters2019On-Site
Social DocumentationMasters2017On-Site
SociologyResearch Doctorate1976On-Site
SociologyBachelors1966On-Site
Spanish StudiesBachelors2013On-Site
Statistical ScienceMasters2018On-Site
Statistical ScienceResearch Doctorate2018On-Site
Technology & Information ManagementBachelors1998On-Site
Theater ArtsBachelors1971On-Site
Theater ArtsMasters2012On-Site
Visual StudiesResearch Doctorate2008On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Offsite Review
Fall2025Accreditation Visit