WASC is an acronym for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an accrediting organization of which the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is a part. The WSCUC is a regional accrediting agency serving public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific.
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"The WASC Senior College and University Commission (”the Commission”) is a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific as well as a limited number of institutions outside the U.S. Through its work of peer review, based on standards agreed to by the membership, the Commission encourages continuous institutional improvement and assures the membership and its constituencies, including the public, that accredited institutions are fulfilling their missions in service to their students and the public good.
The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid."
- WASC Website. About Us. Retrieved from: https://www.wscuc.org/about.