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CalSouthern: A Regionally Accredited, 100-percent Online Institution

California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission, which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities. It is an affirmation of the rigor and quality of the university’s academic programs, and an assurance that the institution operates with integrity. Regional accreditation also greatly enhances the transferability of credits and the recognition of the degree in the academic community and the workplace.

WASC Senior College and University CommissionWestern Association of Schools and Colleges

CalSouthern is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001. www.wascsenior.org



CalSouthern also is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC was founded in 1926 and has been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reputable and reliable accrediting body since 1959. No other nationally recognized accrediting agency can match the DEAC’s expertise and experience in evaluating distance and online institutions of higher learning.

Distance Education Accrediting CommissionDistance Education Accrediting Commission

CalSouthern is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
(Formerly the Distance Education and Training Council‒DETC)
1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 808, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-234-5100 / Fax: 202-332-1386
www.deac.org / info@deac.org



Council for Higher Education Accreditation Council for Higher Education Accreditation

The WASC Senior College and University Commission and the Accrediting Commission of the DEAC are recognized members of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. CHEA is a private, non-profit, national organization that coordinates accreditation activity in the United States. It carries forward a deep-seated belief that recognition of accrediting organizations should be a key strategy to ensure quality, accountability and improvement in higher education. Recognition by CHEA affirms that the standards and processes of accrediting organizations are consistent with quality, improvement and accountability expectations that CHEA has established.