• About

    In 2009, Zaytuna College was founded in Berkeley, California, with a mission that called for grounding students in the Islamic scholarly tradition as well as in the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.

  • Academics

    As a Muslim liberal arts college in the West, Zaytuna offers a curriculum that provides its students with a foundation in the intellectual heritage of two major world civilizations: the Islamic and the Western.

  • Admissions & Aid

    Our mission is to educate students to become morally, intellectually, and spiritually accomplished individuals ready to contribute to our contemporary world in ways that are proportionate to their gifts and to the needs of human society.

  • Campus Life

    Zaytuna’s campus is on Holy Hill and students enter the College as part of a cohort, a community of learners that travel together through the curriculum.


In a historic first for the United States, an American Muslim college has now joined the nation's community of accredited institutions of higher education. 


In 2015 the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) granted Zaytuna College accreditation. WASC is recognised by the U.S. Department of Education and accredits institutions in several Western states, including Zaytuna’s neighbours such as Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. 

Zaytuna College earned accreditation in an unusually short period of time for colleges. In Fall 2010, the College notified WASC of its intent to become accredited. In December 2013, the College sought eligibility to apply for accreditation, which was approved by WASC in February 2014, and accreditation was granted on March 4, 2015. 

In 2018, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredited Zaytuna College's ambitious new M.A. program in Islamic Texts. The achievement represents a major milestone, not only for Zaytuna's growth as a Muslim liberal arts college, but also, God willing, for a renewed meeting of Islamic and Western streams of scholarship, which have a long history of enriching one another.

Following the initial five-year period of accreditation, in early 2020, WASC reaffirmed its accreditation of Zaytuna for a period of eight years to February 2028.