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WASC Reaffirms Keck Graduate Institute’s Accreditation for Eight Years

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) President Sheldon Schuster announced today that the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC) has reaffirmed KGI’s accreditation for eight more years.

“The KGI community is proud to be publicly recognized for the quality of education we provide,” Schuster said. “In receiving the reaffirmation of accreditation for eight years, we have demonstrated to our regional accreditation body and academic peers that we provide an excellent and innovative education.”

WASC’s systematic review of the schools in the region provides quality control for all aspects of the institutions, and the commission’s decision was based on a thorough self-study report prepared by KGI, an off-site review of that report by a WASC evaluation team composed of faculty and administrators from peers in the region, and a three-day campus visit by that same team last March.

“I applaud our faculty and staff for contributing many hours of work and perseverance in helping us to maintain this accreditation standard,” Schuster continued. “This reaffirmation is a testament to the extraordinary excellence of our students, faculty, and staff.”

The eight-year reaffirmation of KGI’s accreditation is the longest extension in the Institute’s history. As a result, KGI’s next Offsite Review will be scheduled in Fall 2025, followed by an Accreditation Visit in Spring 2026.

About Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)

KGI was founded in 1997 as the first higher education institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to education and research related to the applied life sciences. KGI offers innovative postgraduate degrees and certificates that integrate life and health sciences, business, pharmacy, and genetics, with a focus on industry projects, hands-on industry experiences, and team collaborations.

A member of The Claremont Colleges, KGI employs an entrepreneurial approach and industry connections that provide pathways for students to become leaders in healthcare and the applied life sciences. KGI consists of three schools: the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences, the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Minerva Schools at KGI.