Accreditation

Pacific Union College is a fully accredited institution by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) until 2026. In addition to the WSCUC accreditation, PUC has also received specialized accreditation from various organizations.

General Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
Initial Accreditation 1951
Last Accreditation Renewal 2011
Next Accreditation Renewal 2018
Degrees/Programs Covered All
Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA)
Initial Accreditation 1932
Last Accreditation Renewal

2012

Next Accreditation Renewal 2017
Degrees/Programs Covered All

Department/Program Accreditation

Business Administration
Agency International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
Initial Accreditation 2001
Last Accreditation Renewal 2012
Next Accreditation Renewal 2018
Degrees/Programs Covered BS, BA, BBA
Education - Teacher Credential Programs
Agency California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
Initial Accreditation 1954
Last Accreditation Renewal

2012

Next Accreditation Renewal 2021
Degrees/Programs Covered N/A
Credentials CA Multiple Subject Credential, CA Single Subject Credentia, CA Clear Credential
Education - Teacher Credential Programs
Agency SDA North American Division Commission on Accreditation
Initial Accreditation circa 1882
Last Accreditation Renewal

2014

Next Accreditation Renewal 2020
Degrees/Programs Covered N/A
Credentials SDA Basic Teaching Certificate, SDA Professional Teaching Certificate
Music
Agency

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Initial Accreditation 1970
Last Accreditation Renewal

2014

Next Accreditation Renewal 2019
Degrees/Programs Covered AS, BS, BMus
Nursing - AS Degree Program
Agency

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Initial Accreditation 1967
Last Accreditation Renewal

August 2012

Next Accreditation Renewal Fall 2019
Agency

California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)*

Initial Approval  
Last Approval Renewal

November 2012

Next Approval Renewal Spring 2017
Degrees/Programs Covered AS
Nursing - BSN Degree Program
Agency

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Initial Accreditation April 1984
Last Accreditation Renewal

Spring 2017

Next Accreditation Renewal Spring 2025
Social Work
Agency

Counsel of Social Work Education (CSWE)

Initial Accreditation 1982
Last Accreditation Renewal

2014

Next Accreditation Renewal 2022
Degrees/Programs Covered BSW

*BRN is not an accreditation agency, however, they approve nursing programs.

WASC Senior College and University Commission

The WASC Senior College and University Commission is the regional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education for the states of California and Hawaii and a number of Pacific territories. Pacific Union College has maintained uninterrupted accreditation from the WASC since 1951.

2018 Commission Letter

Adventist Accrediting Association

Pacific Union College is accredited by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (AAA). AAA is the denominational accrediting authority for educational institutions affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

PUC's AAA Reaccreditation Proposal

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Both the AS and BSN degree nursing programs at PUC are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the AS degree program is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. ACEN 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326, (404) 975-5000
  • The music department is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music
  • The social work program at PUC is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • Credential programs in the education department are fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing giving assurance of a quality learning experiences in desired credentials.
  • The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education has accredited programs offered by the business department.
  • The aviation program operates a pilot school approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Education Job Placement Rates

The percentage of certified graduates employed in a position for which the program prepared them.

Single Subject Teaching Credential

Academic Year of Completion

Total Credentialed Completers

Total Employed in an SDA School

Total Employed in a Public School

Total Employed in Another Field

% Employed

2017-2018

9

3

4

2

100%

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential   

Academic Year of Completion

Total Credentialed Completers

Total Employed in an SDA School

Total Employed in a Public School

Total Employed in Another Field

% Employed

2017-2018

13

9

4

0

100%

Early Childhood Education Certificate

Academic Year of Completion

Total Licensed Completers

Total Employed in an SDA School

Total Employed in a Public School

Total Employed in Another Field

% Employed

2017-2018

5

2

3

0

100%

Business Administration & Economics

Pacific Union College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas.  The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with emphases in
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Healthcare Management
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Management for Medical Professionals

To access information about the business programs’ academic quality and student achievement, please click on the link to access the latest Public Discosure of Student Achievement.

Public notification of accreditation by IACBE