Statement of Accreditation Status
Westmont College

955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089
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.

001341
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: 
Friday, June 24, 2016
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1957
Undergraduate FTE: 
1,297
Graduate FTE: 
0
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: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Christopher Call Vice President for Administration and for Research, Planning & Implementation ccall [at] westmont.edu
Board of Directors Chair Peter Thorrington Chair of the Board of Trustees pthorrington [at] gmail.com
Chief Academic Officer Mark Sargent Provost msargent [at] westmont.edu
Chief Executive Officer Gayle Beebe President gbeebe [at] westmont.edu
Chief Financial Officer Douglas Jones Vice President for Finance dojones [at] westmont.edu
Director Institutional Research Christopher Call Vice President for Administration and for Research, Planning & Implementation ccall [at] westmont.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Art Bachelors 1987 On-Site
Art History Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1940 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1940 On-Site
Communication Studies Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Data Analytics Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Economics and Business Bachelors 1940 On-Site
Engineering Physics Bachelors 1983 On-Site
English Bachelors 1940 On-Site
English/Modern Languages Bachelors 1940 On-Site
European Studies Bachelors 2001 On-Site
French Bachelors 1990 On-Site
History Bachelors 1940 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1940 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1987 On-Site
Music Education Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 1940 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1940 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1940 On-Site
Religious Studies Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Social Science Bachelors 1958 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1940 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Theatre Arts Bachelors 1987 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
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)).

Fall 2021 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 2025 Offsite Review
Spring 2026 Accreditation Visit

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