Ashford University Accreditation

WASC LogoAshford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, www.wscuc.org.

WSCUC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

To learn more, contact:
WASC Senior College and University Commission

Report of the WASC Special Visit Team - April 2015
WASC Commission Action Letter - July 2015


Programmatic Accreditations

iacbe accredited logoAshford University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:  


Outcomes Assessment Plan Report for IACBE Accreditation 2015-2016 Academic Year

Outcomes Assessment Plan 2015-2016 Results

Outcomes Assessment Plan Report for IACBE Specialized Accounting Accreditation 2015-2016 Academic Year

Outcomes Assessment Plan Specialized Accounting Accreditation 2015-2016 Results


cahiim accredited sealThe Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Program accreditation by CAHIIM is necessary in order to be eligible for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA®) certification exam.

CAHIIM-accredited programs are quality programs that provide professionally required knowledge and skills, and employment marketability. Graduating from a CAHIIM-accredited program offers employers assurance that you have the expected professional knowledge and skills, and have experienced a curriculum that is relevant to today's electronic health record (EHR) environment.


chea logoThe Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is committed to improving the academic quality for it 3,000 member institutions and 60 accrediting agencies. As an advocate for self-regulation, CHEA identifies issues and trends affecting accreditation in higher education and provides forums for in-depth discussion and debate on these topics. Additionally, CHEA leads initiatives to support continuing improvement in accreditation efforts. Ashford University is proud to be a member of this organization.