Accreditation – a seal of approval by professional peers – indicates that an institution or program meets the quality standards of the group conferring the accreditation. Santa Clara is regionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The University is also professionally accredited by a number of professional organizations. Please click on the link to learn more.
As part of its commitment to academic excellence as a Catholic and Jesuit university, Santa Clara University supports an ongoing process of program improvement. Every academic unit participates in an annual assessment of student learning and a periodic, comprehensive self-study. Please click on the link to learn more.