University of St. Augustine (USA) Receives Accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges


The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) announced it has been granted Initial Accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WSCUC accreditation demonstrates that USA meets rigorous standards and is committed to student learning and success, high standards of quality, and contributing to the public good.

Regional accreditation from WSCUC continues USA's history of demonstrating its quality. Since the 1990s, USA has been nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) and accredited at the program level by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). USA also has continuing professional education accreditation from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

"We are proud to have achieved another prestigious accreditation that affirms the quality of the health sciences education we provide to students on our campuses in California, Florida, and Texas and to students across the country online," said Dr. Wanda Nitsch, USA's president and chief academic officer. "WSCUC accreditation is another way of demonstrating how we are committed to developing practitioners through innovative, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education."

WSCUC is one of the U.S. regional associations that accredit public and private colleges and universities. Through its review processes, WSCUC confirms that an institution has the resources, policies and practices in place to achieve its educational goals.