WSCUC Accreditation

Simpson University has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1969. WSCUC is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States.

As a member, the university participates in periodic accreditation review. By participating in this process Simpson University demonstrates its commitment to developing and sustaining institutional capacity (operational integrity, fiscal stability and appropriate organizational structures to fulfill its purposes) and its commitment to educational effectiveness (organizing for learning and being a learning organization).

Simpson University received an action letter from WSCUC on March 4, 2019, that continues the university's accreditation for six years, with a formal notice of concern. The university will have a special visit in fall 2018, at which time the status will be reevaluated. Simpson University remains fully accredited during the two-year probation period. The probation status does not impact students’ degrees or financial aid.

Simpson University is committed to serving its students and maintaining its accreditation and is working diligently to address the areas of concern noted by the accrediting agency.

Simpson's accreditation status and supporting documentation can be found in the WSCUC directory, as well as through the links below.


Other Accreditations and Memberships

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