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The University is fully accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WSCUC is a regional accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding, including student access to federal financial aid. WSCUC may be contacted at:

WASC Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, California 94501
Phone: 510.748.9001

During the process of reaffirming its accreditation, Cal Poly completes a self-study and then undergoes a review by a WSCUC team representing institutional peers. After last completing this process in Spring 2012, Cal Poly received a full ten-year extension of its accreditation, i.e., until 2022. More information about this process may be found at wasc.calpoly.edu.

Program Accreditation. The School of Education offers teaching and service credentials which are fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The credentials are described in catalog sections Teaching Credential Programs and Graduate Programs in the School of Education section of this Catalog.

In addition, Cal Poly has a number of accredited degree programs:

Program Accrediting Agency
Accounting, MS Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Art and Design, BFA National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
Architecture, BArch National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
Business Administration, BS, MBA Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
City and Regional Planning, BS, MCRP Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)
Computer Science, BS Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Construction Management, BS American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
Dietetic Internship Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Economics, BS Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Engineering Programs:
Aerospace Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Architectural Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Biomedical Engineering
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
BioResource and Agricultural Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Civil Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Computer Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Electrical Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Environmental Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Industrial Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Manufacturing Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Materials Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Mechanical Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Software Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Forestry and Natural Resources, BS Society of American Foresters (SAF)
Graphic Communication, BS Accrediting Counsel for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC)
Industrial Technology and Packaging, BS Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE); Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Landscape Architecture, BLA American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)
Music, BA National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
Nutrition, BS (Applied Nutrition Concentration) Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Quantitative Economics, MS Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration, BS Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)