WASC Accreditation Granted
Menlo College is pleased to announce that on February 26, 2009, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities acted to "reaffirm the accreditation of Menlo College."
Accreditation is a rigorous assessment of all of the processes within an institution of higher education, and the ways in which stakeholders participate in the academic, financial, and planning aspects of that institution. Colleges that choose to participate in accreditation must devote significant time and effort to demonstrate ongoing evaluation of and improvement in their educational resources and offerings to provide the best possible outcomes for students.
"Accreditation is one important way in which parents and students can evaluate the quality of an institution when they make their college choice," said President Jim Kelly. WASC Accreditation is reaffirmed every seven years.
AACSB Accreditation Application in Progress
In addition to the WASC accreditation that we have, the College is now working to obtain the most prestigious recognition of successful business schools in the world: AACSB accreditation. In fact, today only 5% of colleges worldwide have membership in this elite group. In Summer 2009, we successfully passed the first hurdle by having our application for candidacy approved by the accrediting body. We are working hard to address and meet the 17 standards that must be achieved to gain this additional accreditation. We are confident that we can attain this mark of excellence..