Fresno Pacific University's programs are approved by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

The WASC Senior College and University Commission (”the Commission”) is a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific as well as a limited number of institutions outside the U.S. Through its work of peer review, based on standards agreed to by the membership, the Commission encourages continuous institutional improvement and assures the membership and its constituencies, including the public, that accredited institutions are fulfilling their missions in service to their students and the public good.

WSCUC website

For more information you may contact WSCUC here:

WASC Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501

WSCUC affirms FPU's scheduled reaffirmation review with the Offsite Review in fall 2021 and the accreditation visit in spring 2022

FPU's accreditation was reaffirmed June 2015 (news announcement)

Program-specific Accreditations

Biblical Seminary
Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary programs are accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission and the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Fresno Pacific University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

School of Education
School of Education credentials and certificates are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Social Work
Fresno Pacific University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’ Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.