Earning accreditation demonstrates that UC Davis’s academic programs have met rigorous standards for quality, capacity and effectiveness. It also confers a variety of benefits, especially access to federal financial aid resources.
UC Davis has been fully accredited since 1954 by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), our regional accreditation agency. The campus has its accreditation reviewed by WSCUC every 10 years for reaffirmation. UC Davis received its latest reaffirmation of accreditation in July 2014 following a multi-year, self-study process that formally engaged the campus in institution-wide reflection on capacity and educational effectiveness. The next accreditation reaffirmation is scheduled for 2024.
You can learn more about WASC’s standards of accreditation at wscuc.org.
Select UC Davis schools, colleges and academic programs are accredited by disciplinary-specific accreditation organizations.
UC Davis is preparing for institutional accreditation review by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) under its Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR) standards. Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation is an alternative path for demonstrating compliance with accreditation standards focused on self-selected themes within a streamlined timeline. This process is available to eligible institutions that have demonstrated consistent evidence of a healthy fiscal condition, strong student achievement indicators, and sustained quality performance.