Statement of Accreditation Status
Whittier College

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

001342
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 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.

1900
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1949
Undergraduate FTE: 
1,640
Graduate FTE: 
435
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: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Darrin Good Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty dgood [at] whittier.edu
Board of Directors Chair Alan Lund Chair of the Board of Trustees alan.lund32 [at] gmail.com
Chief Academic Officer Darrin Good Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty dgood [at] whittier.edu
Chief Executive Officer Sharon Herzberger President president [at] whittier.edu
Chief Financial Officer James Dunkelman VP for Finances and Administration jdunkelman [at] whittier.edu
Director Institutional Research Gary Whisenand Director of Instutional Research and Assessment gwhisena [at] whittier.edu
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 and Nutrition Science Bachelors 1940 On-Site
Law Professional Doctorate 1999 On-Site
Master of Law Masters 1974 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
Theatre and Communication Arts Bachelors 1901 On-Site
Whittier Scholars Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2018 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 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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Statement Last Revised

The last date that a change was recorded by WSCUC to the institutions accreditation status, key personnel, degrees, locations or other contact information.