WASC Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Accreditation

CSU, Chico Accreditation Status

CSU, Chico was last accredited by WASC in July 2019. WASC reviewed materials provided by the University and acted to reaffirm the accreditation (PDF) of CSU, Chico for a period of eight years.

A Statement of Accreditation Status(opens in new window) is posted on the WASC website.

What is WASC?

WASC is the acronym for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges(opens in new window), one of six regional organizations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

At the institutional level, CSU, Chico is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Accreditation Process

Three Core Commitments and four Standards of Accreditation(opens in new window) provide the foundation for institutional reviews and actions. The Core Commitments express the values underlying WASC accreditation, while the Standards build upon the Core Commitments, articulating broad principles of good practice.

The Standards(opens in new window) are explicated by the Criteria for Review (CFR), and the CFRs in turn are supported by Guidelines and Commission Policies. Together, these elements provide the basis for institutional review(opens in new window) and at the same time assure quality and integrity.

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