Claremont Lincoln University Granted Initial Accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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CLU meets all of the WASC Senior College and University Commission’s rigorous standards for educational effectiveness

Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) President Eileen Aranda, PhD, announced today that the University has been granted Initial Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

“All of us at Claremont Lincoln University are delighted at receiving this Initial Accreditation,” said Dr. Aranda. “The WASC accreditation means that CLU, as an institution, has met with its Commission’s rigorous standards for quality, institutional capacity, and educational effectiveness.”

The Commission confirms in its letter of notification that “CLU has satisfactorily addressed the Core Commitments to Student Learning and Success; Quality and Improvement; and Institutional Integrity, Sustainability, and Accountability.”

Founded in 2010, CLU is a unique, pluralistic, online graduate university that offers innovative 21st Century educational programs with a secular global perspective designed to bridge the social divides. It is international in scope, having students and faculty members throughout the world. Their mission is to put ideas and ideals into action utilizing their proprietary Claremont Core® methodology of cultivating the engagement skills of mindfulness, dialogue and collaboration that transcend cultural, religious, ideological, and economic barriers.

The university offers Masters programs in Social Impact, Ethical Leadership and Interfaith Action. Students are taught to integrate self-knowledge with critical thinking and contemporary engagement skills to create sustainable social change. CLU also offers two radically accessible, self-paced, customizable online certificates that help people master the knowledge and skills required to better navigate and affect change in any diversely complex organization.

For more information visit http://www.ClaremontLincoln.org or connect on Twitter @C_Lincoln_Univ and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/claremontlincoln.

About WASC Senior College and University Commission
The WASC Senior College and University Commission is a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific as well as a limited number of institutions outside the U.S. Through its work of peer review, based on standards agreed to by the membership, the Commission encourages continuous institutional improvement and assures the membership and its constituencies, including the public, that accredited institutions are fulfilling their missions in service to their students and the public good.

The WASC Senior College and University Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid.

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