Statement of Accreditation Status
Westcliff University

17877 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92614
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

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.

042496
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.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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.

2017
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2018
Undergraduate FTE: 
463
Graduate FTE: 
1,277
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

For-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.

Semester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer David Mckinney Provost, CAO davidmckinney [at] westcliff.edu
Board of Directors Chair George Gliaudys Chair, Board of Trustees georgegliaudys [at] irvine.edu
Chief Academic Officer David Mckinney Provost, CAO davidmckinney [at] westcliff.edu
Chief Executive Officer Anthony Lee President/CEO alee [at] westcliff.edu
Chief Financial Officer Sean Murray Chief Financial Officer seanmurray [at] westcliff.edu
Director Institutional Research David Mckinney Provost, CAO davidmckinney [at] westcliff.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Bachelor of Arts in Education Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Education Bachelors Distance Education
Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelors Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) Bachelors 2020 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Non-degree Distance Education
Coding Bootcamp Graduate Certificate Non-degree 2020 Distance Education
Coding Bootcamp Graduate Certificate Non-degree 2020 On-Site
Coding Bootcamp Undergraduate Certificate Non-degree 2020 Distance Education
Coding Bootcamp Undergraduate Certificate Non-degree 2020 On-Site
Doctor of Business Administration Professional Doctorate 2020 On-Site
Doctor of Business Administration Professional Doctorate Distance Education
English As an Additional Language (EAL/ESL) Non-degree 2020 On-Site
English As an Additional Language (EAL/ESL), Online Non-degree 2020 Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration Non-degree Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Executive Management Non-degree Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Marketing Non-degree Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership Non-degree Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Non-degree Distance Education
Graduate Communications (Pathway) Non-degree 2020 Distance Education
Graduate Communications (Pathway) Non-degree 2020 On-Site
Juris Doctor Professional Doctorate 2020 On-Site
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Masters 2020 On-Site
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Masters Distance Education
Master of Business Administration Masters 2020 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters Distance Education
Master of Science in Computer Science Masters 2019 Distance Education
Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) Masters 2019 On-Site
Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) Masters 2020 Distance Education
Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) Masters 2020 On-Site
Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Masters 2019 Distance Education
Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Masters 2019 On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration Non-degree Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Non-degree Distance Education
Undergraduate Communications (Pathway) Non-degree 2020 Distance Education
Undergraduate Communications (Pathway) Non-degree 2020 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2020 Progress Report
Spring 2021 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 2022 Special Visit
Fall 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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