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Whittier College

13406 East Philadelphia Street PO Box 634

Whittier, CA 90608

United States

Telephone: 562-907-4200

URL: https://www.whittier.edu

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

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. http://www.whittier.edu/academics/ira/rates

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

Most Recent Commission Action: June 24, 2022

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. 1900

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1949

Undergraduate FTE: 797

Graduate FTE: 29

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. 4-1-4 Plan

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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RoleNameTitleEmail
Accreditation Liaison OfficerDaniel ByrdAVP Planningdtbyrd@whittier.edu
Board of Directors ChairRon GastelumBoard Chairrgastelum456@gmail.com
Chief Academic Officersal johnstonVPAA/Dean of Facultysjohnston@whittier.edu
Chief Executive OfficerKristine DillonPresidentkdillon@whittier.edu
Chief Financial OfficerDavid HouserCFOdhouser@whittier.edu
Director Institutional ResearchMelissa ChristianDirector of Institutional Effectivenessmchristi@whittier.edu
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00134200Whittier CollegeWhittierMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
AnthropologyBachelors1950On-Site
ArtBachelors1901On-Site
BiochemistryBachelors1980On-Site
BiologyBachelors1901On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors1950On-Site
ChemistryBachelors1901On-Site
Child DevelopmentBachelors1990On-Site
ChineseBachelors2008On-Site
EconomicsBachelors1940On-Site
EnglishBachelors1901On-Site
Environmental Justice StudiesBachelors2007On-Site
Environmental ScienceBachelors2000On-Site
FilmBachelors2022On-Site
FrenchBachelors1901On-Site
Global and Cultural StudiesBachelors2005On-Site
HistoryBachelors1901On-Site
Integrated Computer Science/EconomicsBachelors2020On-Site
Integrated Computer Science/MathematicsBachelors2017On-Site
Integrated Computer Science/PhysicsBachelors2017On-Site
KinesiologyBachelors1940On-Site
MathematicsBachelors1901On-Site
Mathematics-BusinessBachelors1985On-Site
MusicBachelors1901On-Site
PhilosophyBachelors1901On-Site
PhysicsBachelors1901On-Site
Political ScienceBachelors1901On-Site
PsychologyBachelors1940On-Site
Religious StudiesBachelors1901On-Site
Social WorkBachelors1950On-Site
SociologyBachelors1950On-Site
SpanishBachelors1901On-Site
Teaching CredentialNon-degree1971On-Site
Teaching, Master of ArtsMasters1950On-Site
Theatre and Communication ArtsBachelors1901On-Site
Whittier College Bilingual Authorization ProgramNon-degree2022Distance Education
Whittier ScholarsBachelors1977On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Special Visit
Fall2029Offsite Review
Spring2030Accreditation Visit