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The University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Senior College and University Commission.   WASC is a regional accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid.  WASC may be contacted at:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, California 94501
Phone: 510.748.9001

During the process of reaffirming its accreditation, Cal Poly completes a self-study and then undergoes a review by a WASC team representing institutional peers.  After last completing this process in Spring of 2012, Cal Poly received a full ten-year extension of its accreditation, i.e., until spring of 2022.  More information about this process may be found at wasc.calpoly.edu.

Program Accreditation. The School of Education offers teaching and service credentials which are fully accredited by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The credentials are described in catalog sections Teaching Credential Programs and Graduate Programs in the School of Education section of this Catalog.

In addition, Cal Poly has a number of accredited degree programs:

Program Accrediting Agency
Accounting, MSAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Art and Design, BFANational Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
Architecture, BArchNational Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
Business Administration, BS, MBAAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Business and Technology, MSAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
City and Regional Planning, BS, MCRPPlanning Accreditation Board (PAB)
Computer Science, BSComputing Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Construction Management, BSAmerican Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
Dietetic InternshipAccreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Economics, BSAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Engineering Management, MBA/MSAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Engineering Programs:
Aerospace Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Architectural Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Biomedical Engineering
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
BioResource and Agricultural Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Civil Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Computer Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Electrical Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Environmental Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Industrial Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Manufacturing Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Materials Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Mechanical Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Software Engineering, BS
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 1
Forestry and Natural Resources, BSSociety of American Foresters (SAF)
Graphic Communication, BSAccrediting Counsel for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC)
Industrial Technology and Packaging, BSAssociation of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE); Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Landscape Architecture, BLAAmerican Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)
Music, BANational Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
Nutrition, BS (Applied Nutrition Concentration)Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration, BSCouncil on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)
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