Statement of Accreditation Status
Pacifica Graduate Institute is affiliated with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), specifically the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. WASC was formed to promote the welfare, interests, and development of education in the Western Region of the United States. Accredited membership in WASC is achieved and maintained after an institution passes a series of self studies and reviews by educators by member schools. The purpose of these is to ensure that each institution is achieving its mission, educational purposes, and other WASC-determined standards of quality, integrity, capacity, and effectiveness.
Current Accreditation Status: ACCREDITED
First Accredited: June 30, 1997
Most Recent Commission Action: Reaffirmation of Accreditation - June 24, 2010
UPDATE, June 2010: The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has again reaffirmed Pacifica Graduate Institute's accreditation. Click Here (PDF) to read the letter from Pacifica's Founding President, Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D.
For information about the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, visit: http://www.wascsenior.org.