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UC San Diego is accredited by the regional accreditor "WASC Senior College and University Commission" (WSCUC). Formerly, their name was WASC. The WASC-WSCUC is the regional organization that provides umbrella accreditation for UC San Diego through its Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. The campus is periodically reviewed to ensure that the educational standards as set forth by WASC-WSCUC continue to be met. UC San Diego has been accredited by WASC since 1964.

UCSD Accreditation

The WASC accreditation process aids institutions in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness. The Commission accredits institutions, not individual programs. Therefore, in addition to assessing the academic quality and educational effectiveness of institutions, the Commission emphasizes institutional structures, processes, and resources.

UC San Diego Accreditation Website