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This archived information is dated to the 2011-12 academic year only and may no longer be current.

For currently applicable policies and information, see the current Stanford Bulletin.


Stanford University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; (510) 748-9001. In addition, certain programs of the University have specialized accreditation. For information, contact the Office of the University Registrar.

Stanford University is committed to complying with the following requirements enumerated by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in its accreditation process:

"Core Commitment to Institutional Capacity—The institution functions with clear purposes, high levels of institutional integrity, fiscal stability, and organizational structures to fulfill its purposes.

"Commitment to Educational Effectiveness—The institution evidences clear and appropriate educational objectives and design at the institutional and program level. The institution employs processes of review, including the collection and use of data, which ensure delivery of programs and learner accomplishments at a level of performance appropriate for the degree or certificate awarded."

For more information, see the University's WASC Accreditation web site.

Also, see President Hennessy's statement (pdf) on Stanford's fulfilment of the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness.

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