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The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) serves as one of the premiere accrediting agencies for educational institutions in the western United States. Committed to the development of education, WASC emphasizes student learning outcomes, quality teaching, and rigorous scholarship among its accredited colleges and universities. The agency’s accreditation process includes detailed proposals, documented results, campus visits, and peer review.

APU has been accredited by WASC since 1962 and received its most recent reaccreditation in 2013. Learn more about WASC’s accreditation process.