Accreditation Information

Accreditation is the status granted to an educational institution by the regional accreditation commission when it is determined that the institution meets or exceeds the standards of educational quality and institutional effectiveness.  


Accreditation provides assurance to the public that the accredited member colleges meet the standards for a

degree-granting institution of higher education.  It also includes the college among those eligible for Title IV student financial aid.


Accredited colleges complete a self-evaluation process every six years in order to have their accreditation status

re-affirmed by ACCJC.  The process begins two years in advance and includes a self-evaluation of the college’s performance as defined by the ACCJC standards for:

    • Institutional Mission and Effectiveness
    • Student Learning Programs and Services
    • Resources
    • Leadership and Governance

Los Medanos College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges part of Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and was last re-affirmed for accreditation in fall 2014.



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