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Campus Accreditation Overview

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the regional accrediting agency serving higher education institutions in California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Region. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes WSCUC accreditation as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding across a range of programs, including student access to federal financial aid.

UC San Diego has been accredited since 1964. The campus is periodically reviewed to insure educational standards as set forth by WSCUC, continue to be met. Reaffirmation of accreditation is a multi-year, self-study process that formally engages the campus in institution-wide reflection on educational capacity and performance. It is a rigorous examination of how institutional resources, structures, and processes are aligned with scholastic outcomes. We are currently participating in an institutional review for our reaffirmation of accreditation which includes an offsite review in spring 2019 and an accreditation visit in fall 2019. 

This is the homepage for UC San Diego's accreditation data and information. In these pages you will find important documents and links for our current institutional review and also historical documents from previous reaffirmations. 


Campus Contact:                                                                                                                                                                     WASC Senior College and University Commission
John C. Moore                                                                                                                                                                                                             985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Accreditation Liaison Officer                                                                                                                                                                                                         Alameda, CA 94501
Dean of Undergraduate Education                                                                                                                                                  Phone: 510-748-9001 and Fax: 510-748-9797                                                                                                                                                                                                        Website: 
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