San José State is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The accreditation process aids the institution in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that SJSU has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.
Please visit the SJSU WASC website for extensive information about the participation of SJSU in its WASC re-accreditation.
In addition to university-wide accreditation, individual programs are accredited by discipline-specific accreditation agencies such as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology or the National Association of Schools of Music. Specific program accrediting agencies organize their evaluation criteria around well-articulated standards and/or learning outcomes that are reviewed and updated on a regular basis using input from a broad national membership. Procedure for Program Accreditation provides additional information to departments and programs undergoing re-accreditation.