California State University Channel Islands (CI) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  CI's next WASC accreditation review is in Spring 2024.

The School of Education undergoes an additional accreditation review by the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).  The next review for the School is in 2017.

Accreditation is widely recognized by employers, professional associations, and other colleges and universities.