Accreditation Review Process

In the spring of 2022, WSCUC confirmed Claremont McKenna College’s regional accreditation for ten full years through the innovative Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation.  This process allowed CMC to conduct a themed self-study of specific interest to the College and frame its compliance with and commitment to accreditation standards through that self-study. Upon articulating its strategic priorities, CMC chose “Advancing Student Success” as its self-study theme. Through this lens, CMC studied a set of student success initiatives at the College and composed a report for a visiting team of peer evaluators that demonstrated our compliance with accreditation standards. The visiting team made a series of recommendations to CMC and to the WSCUC Commission regarding CMC’s ongoing self-assessment priorities. The Commission’s action letter describes these recommendations in detail and confirms CMC’s accreditation through the spring of 2032.