WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

California State University, Stanislaus was reaccredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) for nine years in July, 2010.

Since the last Stanislaus State review, WASC implemented a new accreditation review process. This new process aligns accreditation efforts with the university's internal planning and review mechanisms and shifts from a compliance review to a validation of effective ongoing internal systems of review and improvement within the university.

Stan State's next Comprehensive Review will occur in Spring 2019.

WASC Accreditation Timeline

The overriding purpose of WASC Western College and University Commission (WSCUC) accreditation is to assure stakeholders that a WASC accredited institution has been rigorously evaluated and that it meets or exceeds the criteria required to maintain accreditation. In addition, the accreditation process is designed to build a culture of evidence, promote a commitment to institutional improvement, validate institutional integrity, and provide feedback that improves the accreditation process itself. (The Purposes of WSCUC Accreditation)

More information regarding each step of the accreditation process can be found in the links below:

  Mid-Cycle Review       Self-Study   Offsite Review       Site Visit