Caltech Accreditation

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Every decade, Caltech undergoes accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Caltech's reaccreditation review included three theme-based self studies in the areas of undergraduate education, the Honor Code, and undergraduate research. Our Institutional Proposal was accepted by WASC in September 2006.

Our Capacity and Preparatory Review was submitted to WASC in August 2008 and the WASC Visiting Team came to campus in November 2008.  In early February 2009, we received the WASC Visiting Team Report. The Educational Effectiveness Review was submitted in early January 2010 and was followed by a return visit of the WASC Visiting Team in March 2010. In July 2010, WASC received the Educational Effectiveness Review team report and reaffirmed Caltech accreditation. The next Institutional Proposal will be due in Spring 2018 and the Educational Effectiveness Review will occur in Fall 2021.

In an effort to encourage the broadest possible participation in and dissemination of the results of our collective efforts, we invite you to explore the key documents and resources available through this website.

Melany Hunt
Vice Provost and WASC Accreditation Liaison Officer