WASC Accreditation

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.

Under the WASC accreditation review process, CSU, Chico developed 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. Upon review of these materials and subsequent visits, the commission acted to reaffirm the accreditation of CSU, Chico in June 2009 for the next ten years.