Statement of Accreditation Status
Whittier College

13406 East Philadelphia Street PO Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608
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 21, 2013
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.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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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.

4-1-4 Plan
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Andrew Wallis Associate Dean awallis [at]
Board of Directors Chair Jim Brown Board Chair jbrown3072 [at]
Chief Academic Officer Sal Johnston Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty sjohnston [at]
Chief Executive Officer Linda Oubrè President loubre [at]
Chief Financial Officer James Dunkelman VP for Finances and Administration jdunkelman [at]
Director Institutional Research Gary Whisenand Associate Dean, Institutional Research and Assessment gwhisena [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Anthropology Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Art Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Biochemistry Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Child Development Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Chinese Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 1940 On-Site
English Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Environmental Science Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Environmental Studies Bachelors 2007 On-Site
French Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Global and Cultural Studies Bachelors 2005 On-Site
History Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Kinesiology Bachelors 1940 On-Site
Masters of Education Masters 1950 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Mathematics-Business Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1940 On-Site
Religious Studies Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Social Work Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Spanish Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Teaching Credential Non-degree 1971 On-Site
Theatre and Communication Arts Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Whittier Scholars Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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