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Westcliff University

17877 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 400

Irvine, CA 92614

United States

Telephone: 888-491-8686

URL: https://www.westcliff.edu/

Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Linda Petersen

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. https://www.westcliff.edu/about-westcliff/student-success/

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: 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: 937

Graduate FTE: 2,166

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 Financial Aid: Yes

RoleNameTitleEmail
Accreditation Liaison OfficerMatthew HubbsDean of Academic Operations, Accreditation Liaison Officermatthewhubbs@westcliff.edu
Board of Directors ChairDaniel HanInterim Board Chairdhan@westcliff.edu
Chief Academic OfficerJulie CiancioVP of Academic Affairsjulieciancio@westcliff.edu
Chief Executive OfficerAnthony LeeCEO/Presidentalee@westcliff.edu
Chief Financial OfficerSean MurrayChief Financial Officerseanmurray@westcliff.edu
Director Institutional ResearchJennifer HirashikiDirector of Assessmentjenniferhirashiki@westcliff.edu
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
FloridaMiamiAdditionalActive
04249600Westcliff UniversityIrvineMain CampusActive
Westcliff University Learning CenterCerritosAdditionalActive
Western State College of LawIrvineAdditionalActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Bachelor of Arts in EducationBachelorsDistance Education
Bachelor of Arts in EducationBachelors2020On-Site
Bachelor of Business AdministrationBachelorsDistance Education
Bachelor of Business AdministrationBachelors2020On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Computer ScienceBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Computer ScienceBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)Bachelors2020On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)Bachelors2020Distance Education
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesNon-degreeDistance Education
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesNon-degree2021On-Site
Coding Bootcamp Graduate CertificateNon-degree2020On-Site
Coding Bootcamp Graduate CertificateNon-degree2020Distance Education
Coding Bootcamp Undergraduate CertificateNon-degree2020Distance Education
Coding Bootcamp Undergraduate CertificateNon-degree2020On-Site
Doctor of Business AdministrationProfessional Doctorate2020On-Site
Doctor of Business AdministrationProfessional DoctorateDistance Education
Doctoral Certificate in Applied Computer ScienceNon-degree2021On-Site
Doctoral Certificate in Applied Computer ScienceNon-degree2021Distance Education
Doctoral Certificate in Business AdministrationNon-degree2021Distance Education
Doctoral Certificate in Business AdministrationNon-degree2021On-Site
Doctoral Certificate in Business Intelligence & Data AnalyticsNon-degree2021On-Site
Doctoral Certificate in Business Intelligence & Data AnalyticsNon-degree2021Distance Education
Doctoral Certificate in Information Technology ManagementNon-degree2021On-Site
Doctoral Certificate in Information Technology ManagementNon-degree2021Distance Education
Doctoral Certificate in Strategic Leadership for the 21st CenturyNon-degree2021On-Site
Doctoral Certificate in Strategic Leadership for the 21st CenturyNon-degree2021Distance Education
English As an Additional Language (EAL/ESL)Non-degree2020On-Site
English As an Additional Language (EAL/ESL), OnlineNon-degree2020Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Business AdministrationNon-degreeDistance Education
Graduate Certificate in Business AdministrationNon-degree2021On-Site
Graduate Certificate in CybersecurityNon-degree2021On-Site
Graduate Certificate in CybersecurityNon-degree2021Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Data AnalyticsNon-degree2021Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Data AnalyticsNon-degree2021On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Educational TechnologyNon-degree2021Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Educational TechnologyNon-degree2021On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Executive ManagementNon-degree2021On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Executive ManagementNon-degreeDistance Education
Graduate Certificate in MarketingNon-degree2021On-Site
Graduate Certificate in MarketingNon-degreeDistance Education
Graduate Certificate in Organizational LeadershipNon-degreeDistance Education
Graduate Certificate in Organizational LeadershipNon-degree2021On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesNon-degreeDistance Education
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesNon-degree2021On-Site
Graduate Communications (Pathway)Non-degree2020On-Site
Graduate Communications (Pathway)Non-degree2020Distance Education
Juris DoctorProfessional Doctorate2020On-Site
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)MastersDistance Education
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)Masters2020On-Site
Master of Business AdministrationMasters2020On-Site
Master of Business AdministrationMastersDistance Education
Master of Science in Computer ScienceMasters2019Distance Education
Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)Masters2019On-Site
Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)Masters2020Distance Education
Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)Masters2020On-Site
Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)Masters2019Distance Education
Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)Masters2019On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in Business AdministrationNon-degreeDistance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Business AdministrationNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in Computer ScienceNon-degree2021Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Computer ScienceNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in CybersecurityNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in CybersecurityNon-degree2021Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Data AnalyticsNon-degree2021Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Data AnalyticsNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in Digital MarketingNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in Digital MarketingNon-degree2021Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education – AdministrationNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education – AdministrationNon-degree2021Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education – Teaching PreparationNon-degree2021Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education – Teaching PreparationNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in Educational TechnologyNon-degree2021Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Educational TechnologyNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in EntrepreneurshipNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in EntrepreneurshipNon-degree2021Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in FinanceNon-degree2021Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in FinanceNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in Human ResourcesNon-degree2021Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Human ResourcesNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in Information TechnologyNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in Information TechnologyNon-degree2021Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in LeadershipNon-degreeDistance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in LeadershipNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in Sports ManagementNon-degree2021Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Sports ManagementNon-degree2021On-Site
Undergraduate Communications (Pathway)Non-degree2020On-Site
Undergraduate Communications (Pathway)Non-degree2020Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2022Special Visit
Fall2023Offsite Review
Spring2024Accreditation Visit