UC San Francisco is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (together known as WSCUC), one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. See UCSF's WASC accreditation status.

The WSCUC is the regional organization that is responsible for accrediting public and private universities and colleges in California, Hawaii and the Pacific Basin. WSCUC provides the accreditation for UCSF as a whole and for the Graduate Division in particular. In addition to the University's regional accreditation, UCSF's professional schools also receive accreditation from agencies specific to their programs.

In 2011, WSCUC affirmed UCSF's accreditation for 10 years. UCSF submitted an interim report in 2014. WSCUC responded to the interim report on February 9, 2015. UCSF submitted an updated Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators for the mid-cycle review in 2016. Supporting documents appear in the archive.

In 2021, WSCUC reaffirmed UCSF's accreditation under the new, streamlined Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR). UCSF's theme expands on an initial effort to track career outcomes for PhD students. UCSF will build on this initial work by expanding career outcomes tracking and reporting to alumni of all programs, including professional degree recipients and postdoctoral scholars.  The team report and WSCUC action letter are available.

UCSF submitted an interim report in 2024. WSCUC formally received the interim report on May 21, 2024.  The next accreditation review will occur in 2030.

For more information, contact Doug Carlson, accreditation liaison officer, registrar, and assistant vice chancellor — student information.