Los Medanos College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The most recent letter of accreditation affirmation was received by the college from the ACCJC on February 6. 2015. Read the Action Letter .
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Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. The following is a link to the Commission's Policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions along with the appropriate forms. This information will assist the user in understanding the issues the Commission can and cannot address through its complaint process. Submit complaints here.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, at its meeting on January 6-8, 2016, reviewed the Institutional Follow-Up Report and the Report of the Follow-Up Visit Team that visited Los Medanos College between November 4-5, 2015. The Commission took action to reaffirm accreditation for Los Medanos College.
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
- 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.