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What WSCUC accreditation means to our students?

After a great deal of preparation, Lincoln University has been recommended for initial accreditation by the WSCUC accreditation reviewers following their October 2-4, 2019 site visit. The final decision on accreditation is expected in February 2020.

WSCUC stands for WASC Senior College and University Commission and is a regional accrediting agency serving public and private institutions in California, Hawaii and the Pacific. WSCUC encourages continuous institutional improvement and assures the membership and its constituencies (students and teachers) that the accredited institutions are fulfilling their mission in service to their students and the public good.

How will Lincoln students benefit from this upcoming new accreditation? Let’s see:

  1. School commitment to continuously improving quality education.

  2. Students will become part of a prestigious group of schools, including the UCs, Stanford, and other major universities. Employers will note this.

  3. Lincoln credits will more easily transfer to other WSCUC schools.

  4. Foreign students will have an easier time getting their student visa.

  5. Domestic students will be more motivated to enroll.

But not only do students benefit, the Oakland community will gain value by welcoming a renewed 100-year-old institution into its downtown area. And, as a teacher, I will benefit by having my students’ hard work be recognized as WSCUC quality.

Dr. Walter Kruz

Chairman, MIS Department

Lincoln University