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WSCUC Accreditation and Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation

Samuel Merritt University is accredited through spring 2021 by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Theme for Reaffirmation - Student Success

Samuel Merritt University has been selected by WSCUC as part of the inaugural cohort of institutions being re-accredited under the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR) process, with an expected WSCUC visit in fall 2020. SMU selected the theme of student success as the focus of the institution’s TPR review, with particular emphasis on continuous quality improvement through ongoing assessment of student learning, developing an interprofessional practice and education (IPE) curriculum, growing the ability of faculty and staff to facilitate transformative learning opportunities for students, and aligning co-curricular learning in diverse and inclusive environments with SMU’s institutional learning outcomes.


Graduates at Paramount Theater

Student Success

"Through transformative learning experiences, successful students at Samuel Merritt University achieve the institutional learning outcomes and mastery of competencies required by their discipline and the broader health care environment. Successful graduates demonstrate a commitment to the core values of health equity and service to the community. Students develop habits of thinking (habits of the mind), skillful practice (habits of the hands), and professionalism (habits of the heart) to make a lasting impact on the well-being of people and society."

Habits of Mind, Hands, and Heart. Transformative Learning. Success Measures.
Student achievement

Student Achievement

Continuous tracking and assessment of professional readiness, service to the community, and institutional learning outcomes.

Success Measures and Evidence
Simulation Lab

Regional & Specialty Accreditation

Apart from WSCUC regional accreditation, each academic program is accredited by its professional accrediting agency.

Accreditation Details