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.
WSCUC 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
- Enhancing writing across the curriculum
- Evaluating and strengthening the major
- Creating and supporting a diverse community
2011 Institutional Report (campus log-in required; format: campus\username)
- 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.
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.