Accreditation and Memberships

Westmont College is accredited by the Senior College Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA, 94501; phone 510-748-9001), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Its teaching programs, with specialization in elementary and secondary teaching, are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Approval has been granted for the training of veterans and war orphans.

Westmont is a member of the Independent Colleges of Southern California; the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities; the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities; the Christian College Consortium; and the Annapolis Group of national liberal arts colleges. Its financial policies are in accordance with those of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Westmont College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age disability, genetic information, medical condition, religion, marital status, military status, or veteran status in its admission policies or in the administration of its educational programs, including scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other college-administered programs and activities. Westmont is a drug and alcohol-free campus for all employees and students, and offers educational programs in alcohol and drug awareness for all campus groups. Inquiries regarding Westmont’s policy and responsibilities should be addressed to the Special Assistant to the President for Legal Affairs.

Institutional Graduation Rate. Westmont College is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution’s graduation rate. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation status of students who enrolled in college for the first time as full-time students in the Fall of 2000 through the Fall of 2003. The graduation rate is based on the number of students completing their degrees within six years, which equates to 150% of the length of Westmont’s four-year, baccalaureate programs. The four-year average graduation rate is 76.8%.

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