CSUMB Accreditation Reaffirmed for Full Ten Years

July 16, 2019

SEASIDE, Calif., July 16, 2019 -- The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) has reaffirmed California State University, Monterey Bay's (CSUMB) accreditation for a full 10 years, which is the longest achievable period of accreditation.

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The Commission commended CSUMB in a number of areas, particularly the increase in graduation rates since 2011. CSUMB was highlighted in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education publication as one of three public universities in the U.S. with the greatest improvements in graduation rates. The Commission also commended the university on its commitment to the whole student, culture of innovation and strong regional stewardship.

“I would like to thank all the many faculty, staff and administrators who made this achievement possible through their on-going and lasting commitment to reflection and improvement which was visible throughout the Institutional Report submitted to WSCUC as part of the reaccreditation effort. I also want to thank the many individuals who worked on the reaccreditation process itself in all its many forms – committee involvement, writing and review, participating in the visit, and a host of other activities. Thank you all for your steadfast dedication to this University and to its students,” said President Eduardo M. Ochoa.

The Accrediting Commission for Schools WASC accreditation assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations and agencies that an institution has clearly defined objectives appropriate to education, has established conditions under which their achievement can reasonably be expected, appears in fact to be accomplishing them substantially, is so organized, staffed, and supported that it can be expected to continue to do so, and demonstrates that it meets criteria and accreditation standards.

More information about the Commission’s reaccreditation letter can be accessed at CSUMB's reaccreditation web site.