Main Content

University Accreditation (WASC)

photo: campus gates at Washington Square Hall entrance


The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. The Western region covers institutions in California and Hawaii, the territories of Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, the Pacific Basin, and East Asia, and areas of the Pacific and East Asia where American/International schools or colleges may apply to it for service.  The accrediting activities of WASC for SJSU are conducted by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

In additi on to assessing the academic quality and educational effectiveness of institutions, the Commission emphasizes institutional structures, processes, and resources.

The SJSU WASC website contains extensive information about the participation of SJSU in its WASC accreditation.