Saint Mary's College Accreditation

Since 1948, Saint Mary's College (SMC) has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Collegess (WASC), our regional accreditation agency. Attaining and maintaining regional accreditation is considered an imperative for all colleges and universities, as it ensures to the public an institution has been rigorously evaluated and deemed to have met high standards for quality and effectiveness. Accreditation confers a variety of benefits, especially providing students access to federal financial aid resources such as federal loans, grants, and work study.