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There are different types of accreditation in the United States. Among these are regional, national, and programmatic. There are seven regional accreditors recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For some 200 senior colleges and universities in California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Territories, that accreditor is WSCUC – WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) (see .

Through its rigorous peer review process, containing 4 Standards, 39 Criteria for Review, and numerous best practices policies and expectations, WSCUC confirms that ITU possesses the resources, policies, and practices to achieve its educational goals and shows a dedication to the continual improvement and accountability of its programs.

WSCUC recognizes institutions that have met high standards of quality and effectiveness, in accordance with established, research-based WSCUC criteria. As a WSCUC-accredited university, ITU joins a wide array of institutions such as Santa Clara University, Stanford University, campuses of the University of California and California State University systems, and other world-class peer institutions accredited by WSCUC in providing quality higher education.

WSCUC accreditation also places ITU among the institutions in the U.S. Department of Education’s database of recognized institutions of higher learning and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s Listing of Accredited and Candidate Institutions (CHEA). For more information about ITU’s WSCUC accreditation, please see the FAQs.


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On October 18, 2019 ITU received an Order of Show Cause from WSCUC. ITU Response.

Programmatic Accreditation

In addition to the university-wide accreditation represented by WSCUC, ITU’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP was founded to create an accreditation process designed to fit the needs of business programs offered by colleges and universities by focusing on teaching and learning that occurs in the classroom. For more , please see ITU’s ACBSP profile.