Loma Linda University is accredited as a degree-granting institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The programs of the schools are accredited by the appropriate accrediting agencies, and graduates are eligible to take the qualifying examinations of the respective state and national licensing or registration bodies and to join professional organizations. Details of accreditations are given in the individual programs and in Section VI of the University Catalog.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) may be contacted at:

Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: 510-748-9001

Website: www.wascweb.org

Email: wascsr@wascsenior.org

WASC is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

Pathologists’ Assistant Program Accreditation

UPDATE: In April, 2017, the self study for the accreditation of the Pathologists’ Assistant Program was submitted to the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). Shortly thereafter, we received notification of achieving “Serious Applicant” status.  Our students are now eligible to take the national American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification exam.

The accreditation process continues through this year.  Our site visit is scheduled in the fall.  Following final review of the program, NAACLS could grant full accreditation in early 2018.

NAACLS is the premier accedication organization for pathologists' assistant programs. Strict standards required for this accreditation ensure a quality education as well as preparation for the certification examination and competence in the field as a pathologists' assistant. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine Pathologists' Assistant Program will adhere to these standards to produce high-quality and competent pathologists' assistants.

As our program continues, there will be several factors reviewed for accreditation and outcome measures to ensure the program is meeting high-quality standards:

  • ASCP National Certification Examination pass rates
  • Graduation and attrition rates
  • Graduate job placement rates

This data will be compiled and published on this site, as it becomes available, for review by potential students, accreditation agencies, and the public.

For more information, please visit http://www.naacls.org or contact:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd.
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

Telephone: 847-939-3597 or 773-714-8880