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Western University of Health Sciences

309 E Second Street

Pomona, CA 91766-1854

United States

Telephone: 909-623-6116


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

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.

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

Most Recent Commission Action: March 25, 2024

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. 1990

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1996

Undergraduate FTE: 0

Graduate FTE: 3,606

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-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: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerJuan RamirezAssociate Vice President, Institutional Research and
Board of Directors ChairConsuelo CallahanChair, Board of
Chief Academic OfficerPaula CroneProvost and Chief Academic
Chief Executive OfficerRobin Farias-EisnerPresident &
Chief Financial OfficerJoshua McFarlenCFO &
Director Institutional ResearchJuan RamirezAssociate Vice President, Institutional Research and
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
02482700Western University of Health SciencesPomonaMain CampusActive
024827WesternU OregonLebanonAdditionalActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)Professional Doctorate2009On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Professional Doctorate2008Distance Education
Doctor of Optometry (OD)Professional Doctorate2009On-Site
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)Professional Doctorate1977On-Site
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)Professional Doctorate1996On-Site
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)Professional Doctorate2003On-Site
Doctor of Podatric Medicine (DPM)Professional Doctorate2009On-Site
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)Professional Doctorate2003On-Site
Emergency Nurse Practitioner CertificateNon-degree2018Distance Education
Master of Science Medical Sciences (MSMS)Masters2010On-Site
Master of Science Nursing (MSN)Masters2004Distance Education
Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS)Masters2000On-Site
Master of Science in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSBPS)Masters2003On-Site
Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS)Masters2020Distance Education
Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)Non-degree2000Distance Education
Post-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerNon-degree2021On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2025Offsite Review
Spring2026Accreditation Visit