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About Chapman

» University Accreditation

Chapman University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  WSCUC is one of six regional accrediting bodies and is recognized by the United States Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding across a range of programs, including student access to federal financial aid. Through its processes of peer review, WSCUC ensures member institutions meet rigorous standards and engage in continuous improvement efforts.

Chapman University has been accredited by WSCUC since 1956 and was last reaffirmed in 2023 via the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR), a process reserved for institutions demonstrating “consistent evidence of healthy fiscal condition, strong student achievement indicators, and sustained quality performance.”

WSCUC Commission Action Letter
WSCUC Visiting Team Report
WSCUC Accreditation Status - Chapman University

Chapman’s next accreditation visit is scheduled for Spring 2033.

Professional & Programmatic Accreditation

Chapman University is also proud to have many of its programs accredited by professional or programmatic-based accrediting organizations, including:

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
American Bar Association
American Chemical Society
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
International School Psychology Association
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Schools of Dance
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of Schools of Theatre

  • Contact Us
  • For additional information about accreditation at Chapman, please contact:

    Joseph Slowensky, MFA
    Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Advancement
    (714) 744-7882
    Clair Stocks, Ed.D.
    Director of Accreditation and Assessment
    (714) 744-7801
    Kaela King, MA
    Assessment Coordinator
    (714) 516-7154