WASC Senior College and University Commission

WASC Senior College and University Commission

Pomona College has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges—Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1949. In 2021, the college submitted its self-study under the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR), an alternative pathway reserved for institutions that consistently demonstrate "a healthy fiscal condition, strong student achievement indicators, and sustained quality performance."  The review resulted in the continuation of Pomona's accreditation for the maximum period of ten years.

Information about the College's accreditation status can be viewed on the WSCUC website. Campus inquires may be directed to Pomona's Accreditation Liaison Offier (ALO), Elizabeth Graham.

Additional Information

WSCUC 2013 Standards of Accreditation

Standard 1: Defining Institutional Purposes and Ensuring Educational Objectives

Standard 2: Achieving Educational Objectives through Core Functions

Standard 3: Developing and Applying Resources and Organizational Structures to Ensure Quality and Sustainability

Standard 4: Creating an Organization Committed to Quality Assurance, Institutional Learning and Improvement

WSCUC Standards of Accreditation: Full Description

2021 Review

Institutional Themes

  • Equity and Inclusion on a Diverse Campus
    • Inclusive Pedagogy
    • Faculty and Staff Hiring
    • Campus Climate
  • Liberal Arts in the 21st Century
    • Liberal Arts Advising
    • Disciplinary Connections
    • Global Pomona

2021 Institutional Report (password protected)

Institutional Learning Objectives

Deeply committed to liberal arts education, Pomona College seeks to produce graduates who possess a depth and breadth of knowledge and the agility of mind to make connections within and across disciplines. To this end, the College has established institutional learning goals, general education learning objectives, and program specific learning objectives.

Learn More: Institutional Learning Objectives


The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) conducts studies and facilitates the use of data to support planning and decision-making, inform  teaching and learning, and promote understanding about Pomona College and its mission.

Learn More: Outcomes