ALO/CIO Discussion Board

For the Public


The ACCJC works to assure the general public that an accredited institution:

► Has clearly defined objectives appropriate to higher education

► Has established conditions under which those higher education objectives can be achieved

► Appears in fact to be accomplishing its objectives substantially

► Is organized, staffed and supported so as to accomplish its higher education objectives

► Demonstrates that it meets Accreditation Standards

Academic Quality and Student Achievement Information                                                       
The Commission requires each accredited institution to make public its Reports to the Commission, the external evaluation reports, and the Commission action letters, by placing the documents on the institution’s website as well as other locations accessible to students and the public.  ACCJC DIRECTORY OF ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS AUGUST 2014

Information about student achievement at any California Public Community College, can be found in the Student Success Scorecard located at: Student achievement data about programs at Hawaii Public Community Colleges is available at: Non-public member institutions provide gainful employment and other student success information on their websites. The U.S. Department of Education provides student retention and graduation information by college at:


*** The Commission will meet on June 4 – 6, 2014.  The results of the Commission actions will be posted on the Recent Commission Actions page of this website in early July. ***




CHEA responds to critics of accreditation: 6-27-13

Press Release: 5-30-13, regarding no irregularities in CCSF evaluation

Press Release: 12-13-12, regarding California Competes Petition

Press Release: 7-6-12, regarding City College of San Francisco



The Fundamentals of Accreditation: What do you need to know?

Twelve Common Questions and Answers About Regional Accreditation, prepared by the ACCJC.



The ACCJC Directory of Accredited Institutions

For each ACCJC accredited institution, this directory includes the following information*:

• Contact information for the college.

• Summary information about enrollments, degrees, and accreditation.

• Notations of accreditation sanctions that apply to particular institutions.

• In cases of severe sanction (Probation or Show Cause), a link to the Public Disclosure Notice describing the reasons for the sanction is provided.

* The directory also provides a list of Institutions no longer accredited by the ACCJC.


• Discussion of partnerships for assuring educational quality.

• Link to video: Accreditation and its Value to You

• Link to video: Types of Accreditation: What's the Difference

CHEA Talking Points: Accreditation, Students and Society

Recent Commission actions taken on ACCJC member institutions and policies.

Policy and process for complaints against ACCJC member institutions.

Important information about degree mills and accreditation mills.

State information from higher education authorizing agencies and about degree mills.

Degree Mills and Fraudulent Higher Education Credentials-Certifications