Institutional Accreditation

Accreditation processes assist our programs and our campus in developing and sustaining effective educational offerings and assure the educational community and the general public that we have met high standards of quality and effectiveness.

At the institutional level, CSU, Chico is accredited by the Senior College Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

CSU, Chico is in the process of re-affirming its accreditation by WASC. Under the new WASC accreditation review process, CSU, Chico is developing an Institutional Presentation composed of the materials of the three stages of review: the Proposal, the Capacity and Preparatory Review, and the Educational Effectiveness Review.