and Licensure California Bureau for Private Postsecondary
of Western California (UWC) is a private university
licensed and approved
to operate as
a private postsecondary institution
by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary
Education (BPPE). "Approval to operate" means
that the Bureau has determined and certified that an
institution meets minimum standards established by
the Bureau for integrity,
financial stability, and educational quality, including
offering of bona fide instruction by qualified faculty
and the appropriate assessment of students' achievement
to, during, and at the end of its program. To earn
approved status in California, a degree-granting institution
undergo a qualitative review and assessment of programs
offered and of all institutional policies, procedures,
Most countries do not have independent organizations
for which schools can seek accreditation. Rather,
they are granted
status by a government agency such as what the state of
California and the Department of Education requires.
In the United States,
the Department of Education does not require accreditation
by any accrediting body, nor is accreditation governed
by the government. U.S. accreditation organizations
are a private
institutionalized board which grants a peer review status
and approval to universities that pursue this course of
action on a voluntary basis. The biggest benefit
is federal funding
for schools. Please note that regardless of accreditation,
the transfer of credits between all universities (whether
state approved or accredited), is determined by the specific
policies of the universities and determined on a case-by-case
International Approvals & Accreditations
DLQAA has awarded Western California University
Accreditation Status after in-depth evaluation
through its unique patented accreditation process.
of Western California (UWC) has been evaluated
the DLQAA standards of the global best practices
for education in Organizational Management, Academic
and Institutional Performance . Western California
University has been declared fully capable of upholding
the responsibility of imparting quality education
through its educational system.
is an international accreditation body committed
to establishing and promoting high educational
standards for post-secondary degree and non-degree
programs in the field of business and management.
of Western California (UWC) is a proud member of
GACBE and all its business and management programs
according to the standards set by the Global Accreditation
Council for Business Associates.
United States Distance Learning Association is association
in the United States to supporting Distance Learning
research, development and praxis across the complete
arena of education, training and communications.
The USDLA was founded on the premise of creating
a powerful alliance to meet the burgeoning education
and training needs of learning communities via new
concepts of the fusion of communication technologies
with learning in broad multidiscipline applications.
The learning communities that USDLA addresses are:
higher education, continuing education, corporate
training, military and government training. In addition
USDLA is also focused on national and international
technology based Distance Learning.
EABHE is a not-for-profit autonomous accreditation
body committed to improve standards of Higher Education.
The goal of European Accreditation Board of Higher
Education is three-folds. The organization is formed
to protect the exponentially increasing number of
educational consumers. Second, EABHE focuses on the
universities and colleges operating in the European
region and provides them with the strategies and
framework for continuous improvement. Third, the
organization strives to introduce an effective self-regulatory
climate contributing to continued development in
the education industry.
Council for Adult and Experiential
Learning (CAEL) based in Chicago USA has recently
accredited Western California University (WCU) Panama
and granted international member Status. CAEL sets
the standard for quality in Prior Learning Assessment
(PLA) and best practices for adult learning programs.
CAEL focuses on expanding lifelong learning opportunities
for adults by advancing experiential learning and
its assessment through joint ventures with higher
education, industry, and labour unions.
World Association of Universities and Colleges
of Western California (UWC).
The WAUC is a Global Private Accrediting Agency,
Accrediting and Monitoring Universities and schools
on a vigourous
basis on a Global scale.
MEAC is an international agency working
to enhance the standards of education for working adults
in the MENA region. It operates worldwide, granting
educational accreditation upon evaluation to institutions
involved in education for working adults.
IACEP is an internationally recognized
accreditation body responsible for to establishing
and ensuring higher educational standards for Engineering
education programs offered by various universities
and institutes across the world. All the degree and
non-degree Engineering programs offered by Western
California University are recognized by IACEP.
CADLA is an internationally recognized
accreditation body. It provides regional accreditation
to Online Universities operation in the Central American
region. For decades, CADLA is working with several
educational institutions, corporations, professionals
and qualified individuals to enhance the standards
of education for students and working adults in Central
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and
Programs (ACBSP): University
of Western California (UWC) is an Institutional
Member of this accreditation council ACBSP. It
is a leading specialized accreditation
association for business education supporting, celebrating,
and rewarding teaching excellence. ACBSP accredits
business, accounting, and business-related programs
at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate
degree levels worldwide.
Accreditation Organization (IAO): University
of Western California (UWC) has been approved
by the Evaluation Commission of International Accreditation
Organization (IAO) as a member Institution of Higher
Education and as an eligible candidate for accreditation.
Association for Distance Learning (IADL): University
of Western California (UWC)
is accredited by the International Association for
Distance Learning (IADL) It was established to promote
excellence in open, distance and online learning
to offer a voluntary system of validation and recognition
for course-providers worldwide. The IADL name and
brand provide benchmarks through which global consumers
gauge the quality of courses offered by our Members.
IADL is an independent organization based in London,
of Western California (UWC) – Department of Sociology
is a collective member of
the International Sociology Association (ISA) based
in Madrid- Spain The ISA was founded in 1949 under
UNESCO and it has about 4,500 individual and 45 collective
members, hailing from 167 countries. Its purpose
is to "represent sociologists everywhere,
regardless of their school of thought, scientific
ideological opinion" and its objective is to "advance
sociological knowledge throughout the world".
of Western California (UWC)
is now recognized by Chartered Institute of Management
and Leadership - USA.
Accreditation Syndicate for Education in England.
has accredited University of Western California.
University Foreign Credential Evaluator (CUFCE)
certifies the credits earned at UWC
to be equivalent to any other nationally and regionally
accredited colleges and universities of United States