UCI is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), California’s regional accrediting agency. The Office of Academic Planning provides leadership and direction for UCI’s accreditation efforts.
Institutions are required to undergo rigorous comprehensive review related to quality, capacity, and effectiveness every 10 years in order to have their accreditation reaffirmed by WSCUC. UCI was last reaffirmed on March 11, 2013, following submission of a final report and substantial review by an external committee.
UCI has begun preparing for its next reaffirmation of accreditation in Spring 2023. An inclusive steering committee has been established to promote significant institutional engagement and improvement on important issues, especially relating to student achievement and educational effectiveness.
For more information about the current reaffirmation of accreditation efforts, please visit our webpage dedicated to this process here.