According to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Stanford must comply with the following requirements in order to be reaccredited:
The institution functions with clear purposes, high levels of institutional integrity, fiscal stability, and organizational structures to fulfill its purposes.
The institution evidences clear and appropriate educational objectives and design at the institutional and program level. The institution employs processes of review, including the collection and use of data, which ensure delivery of programs and learner accomplishments at a level of performance appropriate for the degree or certificate awarded.
There are three stages to the reaccreditation process:
This page describes Stanford's accreditation process in detail.
Updates on the accreditation process can also be found in the IR&DS newsletter.