Western Association of Schools and Colleges
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.
CSUSM WASC Process
In the most recent cycle, CSUSM completed the Educational Effectiveness Review in April 2009. As a result, the WASC Commission reaffirmed the university's accreditation for seven years. An interim report is to be submitted to WASC in Fall 2012. In this report progress made in academic master planning, strengthening academic programs through assessment of student learning and improving retention of first year students and graduation rates will be described. The next Institutional Capacity Review will be in the Spring of 2016 and the Educational Effectiveness Review in Fall 2017.
CSUSM completed the Institutional Proposal in 2005, the Capacity and Preparation Review in 2007 and submitted the Educational Effectiveness Review Report in January 2009.