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University of the People

595 E. Colorado Boulevard. Suite 623

Pasadena, CA 91101

United States

Telephone: (626)


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:Candidate - Reflects the Commission's decision that the institution has demonstrated that it meets all, or nearly all, of the Standards of Accreditation at a minimum level and has a clear plan in place to meet the Standards at a substantial level of compliance for accreditation. Candidate

Most Recent Commission Action: February 24, 2023

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. 2021

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

Undergraduate FTE: 24,980

Graduate FTE: 3,464

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

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: No

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerMarie CiniProvost and Chief Academic
Board of Directors ChairPascaline Servan-SchreiberChair, Board of
Chief Executive OfficerShai
Chief Academic OfficerMarie CiniProvost and Chief Academic
Chief Financial OfficerRami Ish-HurvitzSVP for
Director Institutional ResearchMetta AlsobrookDirector, Institutional Research and
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00000000University of the PeoplePasadenaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Associate of Science in Business AdministrationAssociateDistance Education
Associate of Science in Business Adminstration, ArabicAssociateDistance Education
Associate of Science in Community and Public Health,AssociateDistance Education
Associate of Science in Computer ScienceAssociateDistance Education
Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationBachelorsDistance Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, ArabicBachelorsDistance Education
Bachelor of Science in Computer ScienceBachelorsDistance Education
Bachelor of Science in Health SciencesBachelors2016Distance Education
Certificate in AccountingNon-degree2021Distance Education
Certificate in Behavioral HealthNon-degree2021Distance Education
Certificate in Data ScienceNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in EntrepreneurshipNon-degree2021Distance Education
Certificate in EpidemiologyNon-degree2021Distance Education
Certificate in FinanceNon-degree2021Distance Education
Certificate in Human BiologyNon-degree2021Distance Education
Certificate in MarketingNon-degree2021Distance Education
Certificate in Network and Application SecurityNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in Public Health and Health ServicesNon-degree2021Distance Education
Certificate in StrategyNon-degree2021Distance Education
Master of Business AdministrationMastersDistance Education
Master of EducationMastersDistance Education
Master of Science in Information TechnologyMasters2023Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2024Seeking Accreditation Visit