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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 is preparing for the Accreditation Visit in February and March of 2018.

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.

WSCUC Re-accreditation 2017-18 

Download the CSUDH WSCUC Institutional Report 2017 [PDF]

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

Write Directly to WSCUC
Our accreditors want to hear from you! Feel free to send a confidential email directly to the team reviewing CSU Dominguez Hills, and tell them how you feel about us. Send your message to Your email will be read only by WSCUC staff, and not by anyone employed at CSU Dominguez Hills. Other details of the private email address are here.

CSUDH Accreditation Timeline [PDF]

The Last WSCUC Town Hall Meeting

Let’s show the WSCUC visiting team why America Happens Here!

Join Provost Michael Spagna and President Willie J. Hagan for a dress rehearsal just a few weeks before the university’s WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Accreditation site visit of February 27 through March 1, 2018.

When:  Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: University Library South, 5th Floor

We’ll use this dress rehearsal to review the principal ideas and themes of our Institutional Report. We’ll then get a preview of the visit team, who’s on it and what they’ll want to know when they’re here. You’ll learn about their schedule of meetings, stops they make in between, and hosted receptions.

*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.