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Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

Purpose of WASC Accreditation

The WASC accreditation process aids institutions in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.


The campus first received WASC accreditation in 1993.  Since then, there have been three re-affirmation visits, the latest in March 2016.

CSUSM WASC Current Status

The WASC Commission reaffirmed the campus accreditation for 10 years, with the next visit coming in Spring of 2026.


Contact the Dean of Academic Programs at 760-750-4329 to obtain copies or review documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing or to obtain contact information for the appropriate according, approval or licensing entity in order to file a complaint.