Welcome to Humboldt State University’s accreditation website. Here you will find complete information related to HSU’s accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

In July 2018, WSCUC reaffirmed HSU’s accreditation for eight years. The Commission action letter conveying HSU’s accreditation includes the Commission’s commendations and recommendations for campus action and notifies the university that it has scheduled a special visit for spring 2021.

The Commission’s decision was informed by the report of the review team, which conducted the Accreditation Visit to HSU March 21-23, 2018, and by HSU’s Institutional Report for Reaffirmation, submitted to WSCUC on June 30, 2017. A full description of the reaffirmation process, including links to relevant documents, can be found here.

HSU appreciates the guidance that the review team and the Commission provided in support of the university’s continued development.

President Tom Jackson, Jr.


Timeline of Current and Upcoming WSCUC Accreditation Actions

February 2021

Special Visit Report Submitted

April 2021

Special Visit

Spring 2022

Mid-Cycle Review

Fall 2025

Offsite Review

Spring 2026

Accreditation Visit







Humboldt State University Accreditation Liaison Officer

Dr. Mary Oling-Sisay, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies


Humboldt State University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA, 94501, Phone: 510.748.9001. https://www.wscuc.org/