SF State was reaccredited for 10 years in June 2013. Our next accreditation visit will take place in 2023. The University is currently in the process of adopting the 2013 WASC Handbook. The revised Handbook encourages universities to place emphasis on teaching and assessing five compentencies at both the lower division and upper division levels. The compentencies include: oral communication, written communication, information literacy, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning. The University is currently developing and adopting assessment processes that align with these competencies.
In addition to WASC institutional accreditation, San Francisco State University also maintains specialized accreditation for 28 programs.