Accreditation & Quality Assurance


Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains standards requisite for its graduates to gain admission to other reputable institutions of higher learning or to achieve credentials for professional practice. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.

Stanislaus State received its first full accreditation in 1965 and full re-accreditations in 1999 and 2010 from WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). All online and hybrid programs are reviewed and approved through the WASC Substantive Change process. 

Contact Information

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100 | Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001 | Fax: (510) 748-9797 |

Quality Assurance 

Faculty can access resources to introduce some aspects of the online teaching experience from the standpoint of practical advice for the pursuit of pedagogical goals by visiting the Online Pedagogy page.

Faculty teaching courses in online programs normally participate in quality assurance programs: