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University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110-2942

United States

Telephone: 619-260-4600


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

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.

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

Most Recent Commission Action: February 25, 2022

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. 1956

Undergraduate FTE: 5,647

Graduate FTE: 2,356

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

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. No Related Entity

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. 4-1-4 Plan

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerMargaret LearyDirector, Institutional Research and
Board of Directors ChairThomas MulvaneyChair, Board of
Chief Academic OfficerGail BakerSenior Vice President and
Chief Executive OfficerJames
Chief Financial OfficerKaty RoigVice President and Chief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchMargaret LearyDirector, Institutional Research and
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
01039500University of San DiegoSan DiegoMain CampusActive
University of San DiegoMexicaliAdditionalActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Arabic Certificate (undergraduate)Non-degree2022On-Site
Arts and Culture Leadership CertificateNon-degree2020On-Site
BA AnthropologyBachelors1980On-Site
BA ArchitectureBachelors2010On-Site
BA Art HistoryBachelors2004On-Site
BA Behavioral NeuroscienceBachelors2012On-Site
BA BiochemistryBachelors2006On-Site
BA BiologyBachelors1972On-Site
BA BiophysicsBachelors2012On-Site
BA ChemistryBachelors1972On-Site
BA CommunicationBachelors1986On-Site
BA Computer ScienceBachelors1983On-Site
BA EconomicsBachelors1972On-Site
BA EnglishBachelors1972On-Site
BA Environmental and Ocean SciencesBachelors2016On-Site
BA Ethnic StudiesBachelors2003On-Site
BA French and Francophone StudiesBachelors1972On-Site
BA HistoryBachelors1972On-Site
BA Individualized MajorBachelors2023On-Site
BA Interdisciplinary HumanitiesBachelors1990On-Site
BA International RelationsBachelors1980On-Site
BA Italian StudiesBachelors2012On-Site
BA Liberal StudiesBachelors2004On-Site
BA MathematicsBachelors1972On-Site
BA MusicBachelors1972On-Site
BA PhilosophyBachelors1972On-Site
BA PhysicsBachelors1972On-Site
BA Political ScienceBachelors1972On-Site
BA PsychologyBachelors1972On-Site
BA SociologyBachelors1972On-Site
BA SpanishBachelors1972On-Site
BA Theatre ArtsBachelors2003On-Site
BA Theology and Religious StudiesBachelors1975On-Site
BA Visual ArtsBachelors2005On-Site
BBA Business AccountingBachelors2023On-Site
BBA Business AdministrationBachelors1972On-Site
BBA Business AnalyticsBachelors2021On-Site
BBA Business EconomicsBachelors1976On-Site
BBA FinanceBachelors2007On-Site
BBA International BusinessBachelors2009On-Site
BBA MarketingBachelors2007On-Site
BBA Real EstateBachelors2009On-Site
BBA Supply Chain ManagementBachelors2019On-Site
BS BiophysicsBachelors2021On-Site
BS Computer ScienceBachelors2018On-Site
BS Environmental and Ocean SciencesBachelors2022On-Site
BS PhysicsBachelors2021On-Site
BS/BA Electrical EngineeringBachelors1987On-Site
BS/BA EngineeringBachelors2017On-Site
BS/BA Industrial and Systems EngineeringBachelors1995On-Site
BS/BA Mechanical EngineeringBachelors2003On-Site
Bachelor of AccountancyBachelors1972On-Site
Certificate – Trauma Awareness, Resilience, & Restorative Approaches Across ProfNon-degree2022On-Site
Diploma in TaxationNon-degree2009On-Site
Doctor of Nursing PracticeProfessional Doctorate2010On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice – MSN to DNPProfessional Doctorate2008On-Site
EdS Education for Social JusticeEducation Specialist2019Distance Education
Emergency Care for Family Nurse PractitionersNon-degree2019On-Site
International School Counseling CertificateNon-degree2022Distance Education
Juris DoctorProfessional Doctorate1954On-Site
LLM Business and Corporate LawMasters2000On-Site
LLM GeneralMasters1978On-Site
LLM International LawMasters1995On-Site
LLM TaxationMasters1978On-Site
LLM US LawMasters1978On-Site
LLM US Law (in Spanish)Masters2023Distance Education
Leadership Coaching CertificateNon-degree2017On-Site
MA CounselingMasters1972On-Site
MA Higher Education LeadershipMasters2004On-Site
MA International RelationsMasters1980On-Site
MA Leadership StudiesMasters1994On-Site
MA Marital and Family TherapyMasters1985On-Site
MA Nonprofit Leadership and ManagementMasters2003On-Site
MA Peace and JusticeMasters2002On-Site
MA Social InnovationMasters2016On-Site
MEd Curriculum and InstructionMasters1974On-Site
MEd Special EducationMasters1972On-Site
MEd TESOL Literacy and CultureMasters2020Distance Education
MEd TESOL Literacy and CultureMasters2005On-Site
MFA ActingMasters1989On-Site
MS AccountancyMasters2003On-Site
MS Applied Artificial IntelligenceMasters2021Distance Education
MS Applied Data ScienceMasters2020Distance Education
MS Business AnalyticsMasters2019On-Site
MS Conflict Management and ResolutionMasters2017On-Site
MS Cyber Security EngineeringMasters2015On-Site
MS Cyber Security EngineeringMasters2019Distance Education
MS Cyber Security Operations and LeadershipMasters2016Distance Education
MS Engineering Management and LeadershipMasters2023Distance Education
MS Engineering for Sustainability and HealthMasters2022Distance Education
MS Environmental and Ocean SciencesMasters2017On-Site
MS FinanceMasters2018On-Site
MS FinanceMasters2015On-Site
MS Health Care InformaticsMasters2016Distance Education
MS Health Care InformaticsMasters2011On-Site
MS Humanitarian ActionMasters2022Distance Education
MS Information Technology LeadershipMasters2023Distance Education
MS Law Enforcement and Public Safety LeadershipMasters2015Distance Education
MS Learning Design and TechnologyMasters2021Distance Education
MS Legal StudiesMasters2009On-Site
MS Nonprofit Leadership and ManagementMasters2023Distance Education
MS Real EstateMasters2004On-Site
MS Supply Chain ManagementMasters2003Distance Education
MS TaxationMasters2007On-Site
Master of Business AdministrationMasters1973On-Site
Master of EducationMasters2013Distance Education
Master of Science in NursingMasters1997On-Site
Mediation and Conflict Resolution CertificateNon-degree2023On-Site
Multiple Subject CredentialNon-degree1984On-Site
Nonprofit Leadership and Management certificate (undergraduate)Non-degree1988On-Site
Paralegal certificateNon-degree2022Distance Education
Paralegal certificateNon-degree1975On-Site
PhD Education for Social JusticeResearch Doctorate2019Distance Education
PhD Leadership StudiesResearch Doctorate2006On-Site
PhD NursingResearch Doctorate1999On-Site
Prelimary Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities CredentialNon-degree2000On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services CredentialNon-degree2006On-Site
Restorative Justice Facilitation and Leadership CertificateNon-degree2020On-Site
Single Subject English CredentialNon-degree2002On-Site
Single Subject Health CredentialNon-degree2002On-Site
Single Subject Mathematics CredentialNon-degree2002On-Site
Single Subject Science CredentialNon-degree2002On-Site
Single Subject Social Science CredentialNon-degree2002On-Site
Single Subject World Languages CredentialNon-degree2002On-Site
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) CertificateNon-degree2022Distance Education
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) CertificateNon-degree2022On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Interim Report
Spring2031Offsite Review
Fall2031Accreditation Visit