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The goal of accreditation is to ensure that institutions of higher education meet acceptable levels of quality. Voluntary, non-governmental, institutional accreditation as practiced by accrediting commissions, such as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges – Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), is a unique characteristic of American higher education. In many other countries, the maintenance of educational standards is a governmental function. In the United States the federal Department of Education recognizes accrediting agencies that meet certain criteria, and that recognition carries with it both a mark of respect and access for their students to federal financial aid.

WSCUC accreditation aids institutions in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community and the general public that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.

The University of La Verne (ULV) was initially accredited by WSCUC in 1955. The most recent WSCUC reaffirmation visit took place in 2020, which reaffirmed ULV’s accreditation for 8 years. The most recent WSCUC Commission action was February 16, 2024, which requires ULV submit an Interim Report to the WSCUC Commission in November 2025.

2024 Special Visit

2020 Reaffirmation Review

ULV’s WSCUC Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) is Dr. Jeremy Houska, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness. Please contact the ALO for all accreditation-related questions at jhouska[at]laverne[dot]edu.