University of the Pacific has been accredited since 1949 and in 2018 received reaccreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) through 2027. In its reaffirmation of Pacific’s accreditation, WSCUC praised Pacific's academic excellence, educational innovation and financial sustainability.
Reaccreditation ensures a college or university maintains high educational standards and is committed to continually improving. It enables student access to federal financial aid such as grants and loans, ensures credits and degrees are transferable to other universities and considered credible by employers, and allows colleges and universities to apply for federal and private grants to support research and student services. It also supports colleges and universities in developing and sustaining effective academic programs.