Statement of Accreditation Status
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

700 Windy Point Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
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 28, 2019
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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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.
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Karen Gersten Assessment and Accreditation kgersten [at]
Board of Directors Chair John Hoey Chairman of the Board johnhoey [at]
Chief Academic Officer Brian Goldstein Chief Academic Officer bgoldstein [at]
Chief Executive Officer Vivian Sanchez Chief Executive Officer vsanchez [at]
Chief Financial Officer Jose Torres Chief Financial Officer jtorres [at]
Director Institutional Research Nga Phan Executive Director of Institutional Research and Assessment nphan [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
03171304 USAHS - Austin Austin Branch Campus Active
03171305 USAHS - Coral Gables Coral Gables Additional Active
USAHS - Dallas Irving Additional Active
03171300 USAHS - San Marcos San Marcos Main Campus Active
03171303 USAHS - St. Augustine St. Augustine Branch Campus Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Doctor of Education Professional Doctorate 2009 Distance Education
Doctor of Health Science Professional Doctorate 2010 Distance Education
Doctor of Nursing Practice Professional Doctorate 2017 Distance Education
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program Professional Doctorate 2017 Distance Education
Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Post Professional Professional Doctorate 2001 Distance Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy Professional Doctorate 2001 Distance Education
Master of Health Administration Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Health Science Masters 2015 Distance Education
Master of Occupational Therapy Masters 1997 Distance Education
Master of Science in Nursing Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Masters 2019 Distance Education
Master of Speech Language Pathology Masters 2018 On-Site
Master of Speech Language Pathology Masters 2018 Distance Education
Post Graduate Nursing Certificate- Nurse Executive Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
Post Graduate Nursing Certificate-Family Nurse Practice Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
Post Graduate Nursing Certificate-Nurse Educator Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Professional Doctorate 2000 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2022 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)).

Fall 2022 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.

Fall 2026 Offsite Review
Spring 2027 Accreditation Visit

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