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!)

Upcoming Accreditation Review Processes

Audited Financial Report and Financial Ratios

Submitted to WSCUC each April

WSCUC Annual Report

Prepared each April

WSCUC Retention and Graduation Report*

Prepared each April

Progress Report on action items

Spring 2018

Mid-Cycle Review and Special Visit on action items

Spring 2020

Offsite Review

Fall, 2024

Response to Offsite Review Report

Winter 2025

Accreditation Visit

Spring 2025

Response to visit report

Spring 2025

Commission meeting

June 2025 or February, 2026

Next Action Letter

Summer 2025 or Spring 2026

Previous Accreditation Review Documents:

Capacity and Preparatory Review (2005)

Educational Effectiveness Review (2007)

For addition information and documentation, please visit the Cal Lutheran Accreditation webpage