San Jose City College Accreditation
San Jose City College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for
Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and
Colleges, which accredits community colleges and other associate degree
granting institutions in the Western region of the U.S. One of seven
regional accrediting commissions, the ACCJC is authorized to operate by the
U.S. Department of Education through the Higher Education Opportunity Act of
2008. The criteria are research-based guidelines of systemic school improvement
that address accreditation’s central tenet: a school operates with a clear
understanding of its purpose.
Accreditation is a voluntary system of self-regulation developed to evaluate
overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness (The ACCJC’s
complete Purpose Statement is available in Article I, section 2 of its Bylaws).
The ACCJC accreditation process provides assurance to the public that the
accredited member colleges meet the Standards; the education earned at the
institutions is of value to the student who earned it; and employers, trade or
profession-related licensing agencies, and other colleges and universities can
accept a student’s credential as legitimate.
Although fully accredited, San Jose City College is currently on Probation
until the Commission takes action in June 2015.
For more information on San Jose City College’s Accreditation, please contact
Duncan Graham, Accreditation Liaison Officer by phone (408) 288-3142 or by
2016 COMPREHENSIVE SELF EVALUATION
San Jose City College is scheduled for a Comprehensive Self Evaluation in 2016. Documents and information will be available here as the process continues.
2016 Timeline with Dates
2015 Accreditation Follow-Up report
Below is the 2015 Accreditation Follow-Up Report for San Jose City College.
2014 ACCREDITATION Follow-Up Report
Below is the 2014 Accreditation Follow-Up Report for San Jose City College.
2013 Accreditation Midterm report
Below is the 2013 Accreditation Midterm Report for San Jose City College.
2012 Accreditation Follow-Up Report
Below is the 2012 Accreditation Follow-Up Report for San Jose City College.
2011 Accreditation Follow-Up Report
Below is the 2011 Accreditation Follow-Up Report for San Jose City College.
2010 Accreditation Self-Study
Below is the 2010 Accreditation Self Study Report for San Jose City College.
Duncan W. Graham
Vice President of Academic Affairs
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