Statement of Accreditation Status
University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco CA 94117-1080
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
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 22, 2019
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.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Deborah Panter Associate Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness dpanter [at]
Board of Directors Chair John Nicolai Chairman of the Board boardoftrustees [at]
Chief Academic Officer Tyrone Cannon Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs cannont [at]
Chief Executive Officer Paul Fitzgerald President pjfitzgerald [at]
Chief Financial Officer Charles Cross Vice President of Business and Finance cross [at]
Director Institutional Research Joe Henson Director of Institutional Analytics jhenson2 [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
DeAnza College Cupertino Additional Active
00132524 Downtown Campus San Francisco Additional Active
00132527 Galleria Park Hotel San Francisco Additional Active
00132500 Instituto Quimico de Sarria (IQS) Barcelona Additional Active
Oakland Kaiser Permanente Oakland Additional Active
00132508 Orange Orange Additional Active
00132504 Pleasanton Campus Pleasanton Additional Active
00132506 Sacramento Campus Sacramento Additional Active
00132527 San Francisco Geary San Francisco Additional Active
00132529 San Leandro San Leandro Additional Active
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Additional Active
00132500 Taipei County New Taipei City Additional Active
00132500 University of San Francisco San Francisco Main Campus Active
00132522 USF Presidio Building San Francisco Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Advertising Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Applied Economics Masters 2000 On-Site
Architecture Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Art History & Museum Studies Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Asia Pacific Graduate Studies Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Asia Pacific Studies Masters 2000 On-Site
Asian Studies Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Behavioral Health Masters 2013 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Biology Masters 2000 On-Site
Biotechnology Masters 2012 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 2000 On-Site
Business Law Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Catholic Educational Leadership Professional Doctorate 2000 On-Site
Catholic Educational Leadership Masters 2009 On-Site
Catholic Educational Leadership Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Chemistry Masters 2000 On-Site
Clinical Counseling Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Clinical Informatics Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Clinical Psychology Masters 2016 On-Site
Communication Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Comparative Literature and Culture Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Computer Science Masters 2000 On-Site
Counseling Psychology Masters 2000 On-Site
Critical Diversity Studies Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Data Science Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Data Science Masters 2012 On-Site
Design Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Digital Technologies for Teaching and Learning Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice Professional Doctorate 2015 Distance Education
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Professional Doctorate 2007 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Educational Technology Masters 2000 On-Site
Educational Technology Advance Studies Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Energy Systems Management Masters 2017 On-Site
Engineering Bachelors 2020 On-Site
English Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Masters 2017 On-Site
Environmental Management Masters 2000 On-Site
Environmental Science Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Environmental Studies Bachelors 2001 On-Site
European Studies Non-degree 1994 On-Site
Family Nurse Practitioner Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Finance Investment Management Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Financial Analysis Masters 2004 On-Site
Financial Analysis Masters 2016 Distance Education
Fine Arts Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Foundations of Data Science Non-degree 2019 On-Site
Foundations of Finance Non-degree 2011 On-Site
French Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Geospatial Information Science Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Health Informatics Masters 2014 On-Site
Health Services Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Healthcare Simulation Masters 2013 On-Site
Healthcare Simulation Masters 2015 Distance Education
Higher Education and Students Affairs (HESA) Masters 2013 On-Site
History Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Human Rights Education Masters 2013 On-Site
Information Systems Masters 2000 On-Site
Intellectual Property and Technology Law Masters 2000 On-Site
Intellectual Property and Technology Law Non-degree 2009 On-Site
International and Comparative Law Non-degree 2009 On-Site
International and Development Economics Masters 2002 On-Site
International and Multicultural Education Professional Doctorate 2000 On-Site
International and Multicultural Education Masters 2000 On-Site
International School Leadership Non-degree 2009 On-Site
International Studies Bachelors 2004 On-Site
International Studies Masters 2009 On-Site
International Transactions and Comparative Law Masters 2000 On-Site
Japanese Studies Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Labor and Employment Law Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Latin American Studies Non-degree 1997 On-Site
Latin American Studies Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Law Professional Doctorate 2000 On-Site
Learning and Instruction Professional Doctorate 2000 On-Site
Legal Studies in Taxation Masters 2015 Distance Education
Legal Studies in Taxation Masters 2015 On-Site
LLM in Taxation Masters 2015 Distance Education
LLM in Taxation Masters 2014 On-Site
Management Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Master of Business Administration for Executives Masters 2012 On-Site
Master of Global Entrepreneurial Management Masters 2014 On-Site
Master of Science in Marketing Intelligence Masters 2020 On-Site
Masters in Public Leadership Masters 2018 Distance Education
Masters of Science in Energy Systems Management Masters 2017 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Media Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Migration Studies Masters 2016 On-Site
MS Applied Economics Masters 2019 On-Site
Museum Studies Masters 2013 On-Site
Nonprofit Administration Masters 2000 On-Site
Nursing Masters 2011 Distance Education
Nursing Masters 2000 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Organization and Leadership Professional Doctorate 2000 On-Site
Organization and Leadership Masters 2000 On-Site
Organizational Development Masters 2000 On-Site
Performing Arts and Social Justice Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Politics Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Professional Communication Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Professional Communication Masters 2016 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Psychology (PsyD) Professional Doctorate 2013 On-Site
Public Administration (MPA) Masters 2012 Distance Education
Public Administration (MPA) Masters 2000 On-Site
Public Health (MPH) Masters 2015 Distance Education
Public Health (MPH) Masters 2011 On-Site
Public Interest Law Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Saint Ignatius Institute Non-degree 1990 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Spanish Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Special Education Masters 2011 On-Site
Special Education (EdD) Professional Doctorate 2012 On-Site
Sport Management Masters 2008 On-Site
STEM Masters of Business Administration Masters 2021 On-Site
Tax Law Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Teaching Masters 2000 On-Site
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language Masters 2005 On-Site
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Teaching Reading Masters 2000 On-Site
Teaching Reading Certificate Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Technology and Design Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Theology and Religious Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Urban and Public Affairs Masters 2017 On-Site
Urban Education and Social Justice Masters 2009 On-Site
Urban Studies Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Writing (MFA) Masters 2000 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2023 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Spring 2024 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Spring 2028 Offsite Review
Fall 2028 Accreditation Visit

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