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

In April, 2018 the Loma Linda University School of Medicine’s Pathologists’ Assistant program was awarded a full 5-year NAACLS accreditation with no citations or concerns, the most an initial program can achieve.  Our next NAACLS review is in 2023.

NAACLS is the premier accreditation 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
    • Class of 2017: 100% pass rate
  • Graduation and attrition rates
    • Class of 2017: 12 students accepted and started the program in 2015; 11 students graduated in 2017.
  • Graduate job placement rates
    • Class of 2017: 100% job placement rate

This data is 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