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Accreditation

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Western University of Health Sciences is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC, 985 Atlantic Ave, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; Phone Number: 501-748-9001), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.  WesternU is also approved as a degree-granting institution by the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of California and the Office of Degree Authorization in the state of Oregon. Professional accreditation status for applicable WesternU academic programs can be found on the website of the corresponding accreditation commission. 

Western University of Health Sciences takes complaints and concerns regarding the institution very seriously.  Most complaints should be resolved at the campus level.  If your complaint regarding Western University of Health Sciences has not been resolved at the campus level, you may present your complaint as follows: 

  1. If your complaint is associated with the institution’s compliance with academic program quality and WSCUC accrediting standards, you may file a complaint with the WASC Senior College and University Commission, the agency that accredits the WesternU’s academic program, at: http://www.wascsenior.org/comments.
  2. If your complaint is associated with your professional programs compliance with appropriate professional accrediting standards, you may file a complaint with the accrediting body listed in the program specific section of the University catalog.
  3. If your complaint involves matters not associated with the University’s academic programs, students based in Western’s Pomona campus may file a complaint with the California State Attorney General by contacting the Public Inquiry Unit of the California State Department of Justice using on-line forms available at: http://ag.ca.gov/contact/complaint_form.php?cmplt=PL.

Or by telephone or fax: 
Public Inquiry Unit 
Voice: (916) 322-3360 
or (Toll-free in California) (800) 952-5225 
Fax: (916) 323-5341

Students based in the Lebanon campus should contact the Higher Education Coordinating Commission using the form available at: http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/oda-doc/ODA%20Student%20Complaint%20Form.pdf