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» Accreditation at Chapman University

Chapman University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC). Chapman was first accredited in 1956, and was last reaffirmed February 2014. Below you will find the most recent commission action letter and visiting team report.

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

Chapman University’s institutional review process is a voluntary process in which a regional non-governmental agency (i.e., WSCUC) reviews the University's ability to fulfill its mission and provide an acceptable quality of education. Accreditation typically starts with a comprehensive self-study followed by a site visit with a team of peer evaluators who closely review our:

     - Governance and administration
     - Financial stability
     - Admission and student services
     - Institutional resources
     - Student learning
     - Relationships with internal and external constituencies

Please visit the WSCUC webpage for additional information on their Institutional Review Process (IRP).

Chapman University’s next WSCUC accreditation reaffirmation IRP is scheduled for 2022.

Chapman University is also proud to have many of its programs nationally accredited by professional or discipline based accrediting organizations, such as:

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (provisional)
American Bar Association
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
National Association of School Psychologists
International School Psychology Association
National Association of Schools of Dance
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of Schools of Theatre
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (now part of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)

 

For additional information about Chapman’s accreditation, please contact:

Joseph Slowensky, M.F.A.
Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Affairs, ALO
(714) 744-7882
jslowens@chapman.edu
 
Paul Kang, Ph.D.
Director of Accreditation and Assessment
(714) 516-7156
pkang@chapman.edu
 
Kaela Berry, M.A.
Administrative Staff
(714) 516-7154
kaberry@chapman.edu 

 

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