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California State University, Dominguez Hills, as a CSU campus, was first granted a two-year initial accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 1964. Upon completion of the campus visit, CSUDH was fully accredited by the WASC Commission in 1968.

The last WASC Educational Effectiveness Review was conducted in 2008, and CSUDH’s accreditation was reaffirmed for 10 years. Interim Report (Report) was submitted in March 2012 and reviewed by the Interim Report Committee Panel (Panel) in June 2012. The Report was accepted by the Panel as submitted.

CSUDH soon will be seeking reaffirmation of accreditation with the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)*. The campus currently is beginning initial work on the self-study and preparing for the Institutional Review Process. Applying the 2013 Handbook of Accreditation to our institution, WSCUC has set Fall 2017 for the Offsite Review of CSUDH and Spring 2018 for the Accreditation Visit.

A number of CSUDH programs are also accredited by other agencies in the specialized fields, including  ABET,  ACOTE,  ACS, BBSCAAHEP,  CCNE,  CCTC,  CSWE,  NAACLS,  NASM,  NASPAA,  NAST,  NCATE, and  NCOPE.


CSUDH WSCUC Institutional Report 2017

The report is optimized for electronic reading and includes hyperlinks. Questions? Contact Mr. Ken O'Donnell, Interim Vice Provost, Accreditation Officer (ALO) by email at or (310) 243-3307.

Download the CSUDH WSCUC Institutional Report 2017 (PDF)


Spring 2017 WSCUC Town Hall!!

"The Institutional Report"

April 11, 2017

WSCUC Re-accreditation 2017-18 

Accreditation Timeline
2013 Handbook of Accreditation [Complete Guide]
Review Under the Standards Worksheet [DRAFT]

Steering Committee & Working Groups

WSCUC Steering Committee Roster
CFR Standard Assignments with Team Leaders
Core Task Forces Roster
Institutional Report Writing Assignments

Campus Labs Login

Steering Committee Meetings
April 29, 2015AgendaMinutes & Audio Recording
May 19, 2015replica of April 29th meeting
June 23, 2015AgendaMinutes & Audio Recording
July 29, 2015Agenda
September 30, 2015Agenda
October 22, 2015Agenda, Minutes & Next Task: Demonstrating Substantial Compliance
November 19, 2015Agenda & Minutes
December 9, 2015Minutes
January 19, 2016Agenda & Minutes
February 23, 2016Agenda & Minutes
March 22, 2016Agenda & Minutes
April 19, 2016Agenda & Minutes
May 10, 2016Agenda & Minutes
June 14, 2016Agenda & Minutes


Core Task Forces Chairs' Meetings
October 8, 2015Minutes
October 22, 2015Minutes
November 5, 2015Minutes
November 19, 2015Minutes
December 3, 2015Minutes
January 28, 2016Minutes
February 11, 2016Minutes
February 23, 2016Minutes
May 5, 2016Minutes

CSUDH WSCUC Accreditation Newsletter

Issue 1, Spring 2016

Issue II, Spring/Summer 2016

Issue III, Fall 2016
PDF Available to Download

Issue IV, Spring 2017

March 2015 Kick-Off

"WSCUC and Regional Accreditation in a National Context" presentation by Dr. Christopher Oberg, Vice President of WASC Senior College & University Commission. "What is WASC?" presentation by Dr. Ellen Junn, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

 Interim Vice Provost, Ken O'Donnell (, serves as the institutional Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO).

*Please note that the Commission changed its name in July 2014. Prior to then, it was known as the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as reflected in previous correspondence.

View Past WSCUC Reports & Letters