University Accreditation Ensures Top Academic Quality

PennWest California is committed to providing you the best in education. Through the accreditation process we continually adhere to top standards of evaluation, ensuring the quality of your education and the public accountability of our University.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation

PennWest California

is a public university accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000).

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

To learn more about Middle States, please visit the following links:

Accreditation Reports and Responses

In order to be re-accredited, colleges and universities in the Middle States region undergo a self-study every eight years and submit annual updates through the Middle States Institutional Portal.

The next self-study is due in 2028

Previous Reports/ Responses:


Individual Program Accreditation

For information on individual program accreditations, including those for on-campus and online associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctorate degrees, graduate certificates and graduate certifications, check the Program Accreditations link.