Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Telephone: (510) 748-9001
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
Telephone: (703) 437-0700
In addition, Otis is a member of the
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability (PALS)
The alumni team of Daniel Phillips (Architecture/Landscape/Interiors '08) and Kim Karlsrud (Product Design '07) were awarded the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture, one of the highest honors in the U.S. art and humanities field.
Fine Arts faculty member Dorit Cypis won a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship.
The Princeton Review, an influential admissions consulting and test preparation company, selected Otis among 124 U.S. institutions for their "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region/Best of the West"; the colleges are unranked. In total, 643 schools received this “regional best” designation, representing only 25% of the nation's four-year colleges.
Otis Fashion Design is #1 on the West Coast according to Fashion Schools listing of the top 10 Fashion Schools, based on academic reputation, selectivity, breadth of the program and faculty, and location
Animation Career Review ranked Otis #4 of its top 20 animation programs in the West.
Among Guggenheim Fellowship winners are faculty members Meg Cranston (Chair, Fine Arts), Jacci den Hartog, and Carole Caroompas; former faculty members Peter Voulkos and Emerson Woelffer; and alumni John Baldessari ('58), Sandow Birk ('89), Robert Irwin ('50), Dorothy Jeakins ('36), John Lees ('67 MFA), Ruben Ochoa ('97), Alison Saar ('81 MFA), and Jeffrey Vallance ('81 MFA).
MacArthur Fellows include alumni Robert Irwin, Kerry James Marshall ('78) and David Hammons ('72).