Sonoma State University's Accreditation History

Sonoma State was first accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) in 1969 and its accreditation was most recently reaffirmed in March 2018. The culmination of the reaccreditation process resulted in both a site team report and letter issued by the WSCUC Commission. Full copies of these important documents can be viewed through the links below:
  • Site Team Report
  • Letter of March 9, 2018 from the WSCUC Commission  
  • Sonoma State's renewed accreditation dates from February 16, 2018. The next reaffirmation review is scheduled for spring 2025 with an accreditation visit in fall 2025.

    Throughout 2016-2018, SSU participated in the reaffirmation process, during which it:

    In addition, individual program accreditations have been granted by:

    • The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
    • The Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    • The National Association for Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
    • The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
    • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
    • The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)

    For further information, please contact the Accreditation Liaison Officer, Dr. Karen R. Moranski, Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Academic Programs at 707-664-3609. Or visit Institutional Accreditation to learn more.