University Accreditation


The Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States that accredit public and private higher education institutions.

The purpose of WSCUC is to ensure that an institution has the capacity (infrastructure, decision-making processes and resources) and educational effectiveness (ability to deliver curriculum) to sustain itself.

WSCUC Accreditation is an ongoing process informed by stages and documents:  

Current Accreditation (In 2015, WSCUC reaffirmed Cal Lutheran's accreditation for 10 years)


Previous Accreditation Review Documents:

  • Special Visit (2022)
  • Special Visit (2020)
  • Educational Effectiveness Review (2007)
  • Capacity and Preparatory Review (2005)