The Western Association of Schools and Colleges grants regional accreditation to colleges such as California State University, Hawaii Pacific University, Loyola Marymount University, Pacific Oaks College and Stanford University, as of May 2015. WASC reviews colleges and universities in Hawaii, California, Guam and American territories in the Pacific.
Some Hawaiian schools with WASC accreditation are the University of Hawaii, Honolulu Community College, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Kapiolani Community College and Leeward Community College.
WASC-accredited colleges near San Francisco, California include Golden Gate University, San Jose State University, Mills College, California College of the Arts and Sofia University. Examples near Los Angeles are the University of Southern California, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, West Coast University, California Institute of Technology and Pardee RAND Graduate School. WASC accredits Ashford University, San Diego State University, National University, John Paul the Great Catholic University and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in and around San Diego. Near Sacramento, students attend California Northstate University, William Jessup University, Carrington College, Sierra College and the University of California.
WASC has granted regional accreditation to other colleges and universities, such as CETYS University, Northern Marianas College, University of Guam, College of Micronesia and the United States International University in Africa.