Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations
California State University is accredited by the Senior College Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This federally-recognized body provides assurance to students, parents and all stakeholders that CSU meets clear quality standards for educational and financial performance, http://www.acswasc.org/about_criteria.htm.
California State University monitors developments in state laws in every state. If authorization or licensure is necessary or becomes necessary, California State University will seek out the required additional approvals. California State University is currently authorized, licensed, registered, exempt or not subject to approval in American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Marshall Islands, Massachusetts, Montana*, Nebraska*, Nevada*, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota*, Ohio*, South Carolina, Texas, Utah*, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming*. *Exemptions/Authorizations for states with a * the CSU is eligible for an exemption which is currently in progress.
At this time individual campuses are in the process of requesting authorization from other states.
CSU Student Internal Complaint Process & Contact Info
Pursuant to the United States Department of Education's Program Integrity Rule, each institution of higher education is required to provide all prospective and current students with the contact information for the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state. Students are encouraged to utilize California State University's internal complaint or review policies and procedures prior to filing a complaint with a state agency. Click here for a copy of the CSU internal complaints process http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1063.html . Should the student wish to file a complaint in their home state please select the state contact from the "Consumer Protection State Contacts" list to file a complaint directly in their state.