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 2023, the Loma Linda University School of Medicine’s Pathologists’ Assistant program was awarded a full 10-year NAACLS continuing accreditation with no citations or concerns.  Our next NAACLS review is in 2032.

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.

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

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

LLU Pathologists’ Assistant Program
Job Placement1
ASCP Certification2
Graduation Rate3
Class of 2023 100% 100% 100%
Class of 2022 100% 100% 100%
Class of 2021 100% 100% 100%
Class of 2020 100% 100% 100%

Percentage of graduates who find employment in the field within a year of graduation
2 Percentage of students who have taken and passed the national certification exam within one year after graduation
 3 Percentage of students who completed the final half of the program, which is defined as those entering the first semester of the second year of clinical rotations.

YTD: Year to date