California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) receives accreditation from Western Association of Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The site visit for the campus's most recent accreditation was April 8-10, 2015 (see report). The WSCUC Commission met June 17-19, 2015 and granted CSUCI the term for accreditation of 9 years. Details about the Commission's decision can be found in the Commission Action Letter (PDF, 1.3MB). A mid-cycle review was conducted in Spring 2021 (see 2021 Interim Report (PDF, 352KB) and Interim Report Action Summary (PDF, 40KB). The next site visit will be Spring 2024.

Because of the high quality of its last accreditation results, CSUCI was chosen as part of a select group of institutions to undergo Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR). For more information regarding the 2024 accreditation process, please visit our TPR page.

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001.

This website was created to serve as an electronic archive for the documents CSUCI submitted to WSCUC as well as the accreditation-related documents received from WSCUC. To review these materials, visit the CSUCI Accreditation Archive.

See Program Specific Page for accreditation information related to a program. 

Institutional Mission-Based Learning Outcomes

CSUCI graduates will possess an education of sufficient breadth and depth to appreciate and interpret the natural, social and aesthetic worlds and to address the highly complex issues facing societies. Graduates will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the modern world and issues facing societies from multiple perspectives including those within and across disciplines, cultures and nations (when appropriate).
  • Analyze issues and develop and convey to others solutions to problems using the methodologies, tools and techniques of an academic discipline.

To view additional information related to ILO's, see the following links:

Collaboration is essential to reaping the benefits of accreditation — not just between administration and faculty, but also between higher education institutions and their peers. This collaboration has the potential to transmute the industry into something more equitable and expansive, but it requires rigorous self-examination and responsiveness to difficult, but edifying, feedback.


Faculty involvement is vital to the health of any institution’s culture of assessment.

Contact Information

For more information on the WSCUC accreditation contact:

Jessica Lavariega Monforti, Ph.D. Vice Provost and Accreditation Liaison Officer 

Edna Davoudi, M.S Administrative Analyst

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