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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 2:44 p.m., April 4, 2014 Updated 2:44 p.m., April 4, 2014

Accreditation Organization Renews UCSB’s Status for 10 Years

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges cited the campus for, among other things, its commitment to undergraduate learning and success in graduate education

Following a comprehensive three-stage assessment process, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has renewed UC Santa Barbara’s academic accreditation for a full 10 years.


(Santa Barbara, Calif.) — Following a comprehensive three-stage assessment process, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has renewed UC Santa Barbara’s academic accreditation for a full 10 years.

WASC accreditation is essential for students to have access to federal funding for education loans, grants and scholarships, and for researchers to qualify for funding from federal organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the National Endowment for the Arts.

To view the complete story, open the attached news release, or go to http://www.news.ucsb.edu/node/014060/accreditation-organization-renews-ucsbs-status-10-years

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