Southern California College of Optometry Re-Accredited Through 2022

FULLERTON, Calif.—The Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) has been re-accredited through 2022 by the Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). “This is a significant achievement for SCCO and reflects on our long history of providing quality education,” said SCCO president Kevin L. Alexander, OD, PhD. “WASC particularly noted our quality learning experience, sound financial reserves and inclusive governance. Every member of the college community is to be congratulated for this outstanding achievement.”

WASC complimented SCCO on numerous accomplishments including: faculty, staff and administration for their commitment to providing a rich educational experience for students; that SCCO celebrates a culture of shared governance with all its constituents; that the college has a well-deserved national reputation for its academic programs; and that leadership demonstrates entrepreneurial foresight and innovation. In the report, WASC recommends continued development of program review, and expanded institutional research.

Established in 1904, SCCO is a private, non-profit, educational institution that grants a four-year, professional degree, Doctor of Optometry (OD) and a Master of Science in Vision Science (MS).