“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.
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 ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Physician Assistant program. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation- Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
- The College of Business has begun the accreditation application process under the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). For more information, contact the School of Business at 831-582-4186.