“Regional accreditation serves to assure the educational community, parents, students, employers, policymakers, and the public that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness. Students attending accredited institutions may be eligible to apply for U.S. federal financial aid. Accreditation also helps ensure that credits and degrees are generally recognized for purposes of transfer, admission to other institutions, and employment.” Learn more about WSCUC on their website.
How can I participate?
Subcommittees comprising students, staff, faculty and administrators have been working since spring 2016 to conduct an institutional self-study and draft a report, which will serve as the basis for review by the WSCUC team, which consists of experienced educators and administrators from peer institutions (mostly other CSUs). The report is the institution’s opportunity to demonstrate to the WSCUC team that it has met certain standards of performance, is aware of its own strengths and weaknesses, and continues to gather and use evidence to improve educational quality. Access the report and share your feedback on the form - both accessible on the WSCUC Re-accreditation 2019 web page.
Certain academic programs and/or their offering departments may also be accredited by professional organizations as a means of assurance to our students and the public of the high-quality standards to which CSUMB adheres. These include:
- The Teaching Credential Programs (Single Subject, Multiple Subject,and Special Education) are fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
- The Master of Social Work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
- The Nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The College of Business has begun the accreditation application process under the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). For more information, contact the School of Business at 831-582-4321.