Claremont Graduate University, formerly the Claremont Graduate School, is a graduate-level university, located in Claremont, California. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The university is considered to be the only academic institution in North America devoted entirely to graduate study. Claremont Graduate University is also a member of the Claremont Colleges - a consortium of seven independent institutions. Claremont Graduate University is an institution striking in its global linkages and partnerships, innovative in the ways it teaches, characterized by continuous reconfiguration, responsive in its research to social issues and needs, and sensitive to aesthetic and moral dimensions of professional life. Established in 1925 as the Claremont Graduate School, the institution changed its name to Claremont Graduate University in 1997, and adopted a new logo and graphic identity. The university features a 19-acre campus which houses eight academic schools and one independent department, awarding Master’s degrees and Doctoral degrees in 22 disciplines. The eight schools are the School of Arts and Humanities, School of Educational Studies, the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, School of Politics and Economics, School of Religion, School of Information Systems and Technology, and School of Mathematical Sciences.