Western Association of Schools and Colleges


Western Association of Schools and Colleges

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States and foreign institutions of American origin. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has jurisdiction over the states of California and Hawaii, territories of Guam, American Samoa, Micronesia, Palau, Northern Marianas Islands, Pacific Rim, East Asia and areas of the Pacific and East Asia where American schools or colleges may apply to it for service.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges is three different groups:
*Accrediting Commission for Schools accredits of all schools below the college level. Included are elementary, junior high, middle, high and adult schools, whether public, private, or church-related. [http://www.acswasc.org/]
*Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges evaluates and accredits public and private postsecondary institutions that offer two-year education programs and award the associate degree. [http://www.accjc.org/]
*Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits public and private senior colleges and universities. [http://www.wascsenior.org/wasc/]

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748-9001

ee also

*Council for Higher Education Accreditation
*List of recognized accreditation associations of higher learning
*School accreditation
*United States Department of Education

External links

* [http://www.wascweb.org/ WASC home page]
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