California Southern University Applies for Accreditation With the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Sep 12, 2012 by University Communications

WASCCalifornia Southern University has applied for Eligibility from the Senior College Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. WASC has reviewed the application and determined that California Southern University is eligible to proceed with its self-study and application for Candidacy for Accreditation.

A determination of Eligibility is not a formal status with the Accrediting Commission, nor does it ensure eventual accreditation; it is a preliminary finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed within four years of its Eligibility determination to be reviewed for Candidacy status with the Accrediting Commission. Questions about Eligibility may be directed to CalSouthern or to WASC at or by calling 510-748-9001.

Dr. Caroll Ryan“This is an exciting time for CalSouthern and an important step as the university continues to grow and to enhance its degree programs and student services,” says University President Dr. Caroll Ryan. “We very much look forward to working with WASC throughout the accreditation process.”

About CalSouthern: Founded in 1978, California Southern University is an accredited online university offering online degree programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels in business, law, criminal justice, and psychology to an international student body, utilizing a proprietary learning system. 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. To learn more about CalSouthern, please visit

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