Statement of Accreditation Status
University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2942
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, June 15, 2012
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.

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: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Elizabeth Giddens Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives egiddens [at]
Board of Directors Chair Donald Knauss Chair, Board of Trustees drknauss05 [at]
Chief Academic Officer Gail Baker Vice President and Provost gfbaker [at]
Chief Executive Officer James Harris President jtharris [at]
Chief Financial Officer Katy Roig Vice President and Chief Financial Officer kroig [at]
Director Institutional Research Paula Krist Director Institutional Research & Planning, retired, University of San Diego
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Arts and Culture Leadership Certificate Non-degree 2020 On-Site
BA Anthropology Bachelors 1980 On-Site
BA Architecture Bachelors 2010 On-Site
BA Art History Bachelors 2004 On-Site
BA Behavioral Neuroscience Bachelors 2012 On-Site
BA Biochemistry Bachelors 2006 On-Site
BA Biology Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA Biophysics Bachelors 2012 On-Site
BA Chemistry Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA Communication Studies Bachelors 1986 On-Site
BA Computer Science Bachelors 1983 On-Site
BA Economics Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA English Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA Environmental and Ocean Sciences Bachelors 2016 On-Site
BA Ethnic Studies Bachelors 2003 On-Site
BA French and Francophone Studies Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA History Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA Interdisciplinary Humanities Bachelors 1990 On-Site
BA International Relations Bachelors 1980 On-Site
BA Italian Studies Bachelors 2012 On-Site
BA Liberal Studies Bachelors 2004 On-Site
BA Mathematics Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA Music Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA Philosophy Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA Physics Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA Political Science Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA Psychology Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA Sociology Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA Spanish Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BA Theatre Arts Bachelors 2003 On-Site
BA Theology and Religious Studies Bachelors 1975 On-Site
BA Visual Arts Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Bachelor of Accountancy Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BBA Business Administration Bachelors 1972 On-Site
BBA Business Economics Bachelors 1976 On-Site
BBA Finance Bachelors 2007 On-Site
BBA International Business Bachelors 2009 On-Site
BBA Marketing Bachelors 2007 On-Site
BBA Real Estate Bachelors 2009 On-Site
BBA Supply Chain Management Bachelors 2019 On-Site
BS Computer Science Bachelors 2018 On-Site
BS/BA Electrical Engineering Bachelors 1987 On-Site
BS/BA Engineering Bachelors 2017 On-Site
BS/BA Industrial and Systems Engineering Bachelors 1995 On-Site
BS/BA Mechanical Engineering Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Diploma in Taxation Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice Professional Doctorate 2010 On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice - MSN to DNP Professional Doctorate 2008 On-Site
EdS Education for Social Justice Education Specialist 2019 Distance Education
Emergency Care for Family Nurse Practitioners Non-degree 2019 On-Site
Health Care Informatics certificate (post-baccalaureate) Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Juris Doctor Professional Doctorate 1954 On-Site
Leadership Coaching Certificate Non-degree 2017 On-Site
LLM Business and Corporate Law Masters 2000 On-Site
LLM Comparative Law Masters 1978 On-Site
LLM General Masters 1978 On-Site
LLM International Law Masters 1995 On-Site
LLM Taxation Masters 1978 On-Site
MA Counseling Masters 1972 On-Site
MA Higher Education Leadership Masters 2004 On-Site
MA International Relations Masters 1980 On-Site
MA Leadership Studies Masters 1994 On-Site
MA Marital and Family Therapy Masters 1985 On-Site
MA Nonprofit Leadership and Management Masters 2003 On-Site
MA Peace and Justice Masters 2002 On-Site
MA Social Innovation Masters 2016 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters 1973 On-Site
Master of Education Masters 2013 Distance Education
Master of Science in Nursing Masters 1997 On-Site
MEd Curriculum and Instruction Masters 1974 On-Site
MEd Special Education Masters 1972 On-Site
MEd TESOL Literacy and Culture Masters 2005 On-Site
MEd TESOL Literacy and Culture Masters 2020 Distance Education
MFA Acting Masters 1989 On-Site
MS Accountancy Masters 2003 On-Site
MS Applied Artificial Intelligence Masters 2021 Distance Education
MS Applied Data Science Masters 2020 Distance Education
MS Business Analytics Masters 2019 On-Site
MS Conflict Management and Resolution Masters 2017 On-Site
MS Cyber Security Engineering Masters 2015 On-Site
MS Cyber Security Engineering Masters 2019 Distance Education
MS Cyber Security Operations and Leadership Masters 2016 Distance Education
MS Environmental and Ocean Sciences Masters 2017 On-Site
MS Executive Leadership Masters 1999 On-Site
MS Finance Masters 2015 On-Site
MS Finance Masters 2018 On-Site
MS Global Leadership Masters 1999 On-Site
MS Health Care Informatics Masters 2016 Distance Education
MS Health Care Informatics Masters 2011 On-Site
MS Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Masters 2021 Distance Education
MS Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership Masters 2015 Distance Education
MS Learning Design and Technology Masters 2021 Distance Education
MS Legal Studies Masters 2009 On-Site
MS Real Estate Masters 2004 On-Site
MS Supply Chain Management Masters 2003 Distance Education
MS Taxation Masters 2007 On-Site
Multiple Subject Credential Non-degree 1984 On-Site
Nonprofit Leadership and Management certificate (undergraduate) Non-degree 1988 On-Site
Paralegal certificate Non-degree 1975 On-Site
PhD Education for Social Justice Research Doctorate 2019 Distance Education
PhD Leadership Studies Research Doctorate 2006 On-Site
PhD Nursing Research Doctorate 1999 On-Site
Prelimary Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services Credential Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Restorative Justice Facilitation and Leadership Certificate Non-degree 2020 On-Site
Single Subject English Credential Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Single Subject Health Credential Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Single Subject Mathematics Credential Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Single Subject Science Credential Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Single Subject Social Science Credential Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Single Subject World Languages Credential Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Accreditation Visit

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