Institutional Accreditation - WASC

What is WASC?

WASC is an acronym commonly used for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The WSCUC is one of the seven regional agencies in the United States recognized by the federal government to accredit institutions of higher learning.

Purpose of Accreditation

The WSCUC accreditation process assures stakeholders, including the educational community and the general public, that institutions have been rigorously evaluated and meet high standards of quality and effectiveness. The process also promotes the meaning, quality, and integrity of educational programs and encourages a commitment to continuous improvement.

Sonoma State is truly a gem. We are the 'small campus with big ideas' and the 'light of the mind, light of the world'. --- SSU President Dr. Judy K. Sakaki

For more information about the university accreditation process review the Frequently Asked Questions page.

To get involved or follow our progress towards re-accreditation in 2017, check out the Campus Communications page.

Prior accreditation reports and information can be found on the 2008-2010 WASC Accreditation Portfolio page. Other useful information about the accreditation process can be found on the Important Links and Resources page.

We welcome campus review and input into the institutional report. If you wish to provide comments, suggestions or feedback, please send them to: Academic Programs