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.

For more information on San Jose City College’s Accreditation, please contact Duncan Graham, Accreditation Liaison Officer by phone (408) 288-3142 or by email


Complaints may be addressed to the ACCJC, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA  94949 - click here for complaint process.


ACCJC Reaffirmation Letter 2015

Substantive Change Proposal The evidence housed here are documents with no other direct link from the Substantive Change Proposal.

Substantive Change Proposal

Substantive Change Proposal


Doc.3: SJCC Distance ED 12 FA-15SP Demographics District

Doc.3: Table 1 SJCC Distance Ed12FA-15SP Demographics

Doc. 4: California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Management Information Systems Datamart 

Doc.5: SJCC Fall14 Distance Ed Enrollment

Doc. 8: TracDat San Jose City College

Doc. 9: Distance Education Supplement Form

Doc.11: Comprehensive Program Review Form Academic Affairs

Doc.12: Distance Education Meeting April, 20, 2015 Minutes

Doc.13: 2015-16 Reassigned Time Available Positions

Doc.14: Dean of Library Learning Resources and Distance Education

Doc.16: Distance Education Coordinator 2015-16Doc. 17: Moodle Workshop Advertisement


Doc.19: BSI Conference Funds Application

Doc.20: Professional Development Funds Application

Doc 22: SJCC Comprehensive Program Review Schedule 2014-2018

Doc. 35: Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 5-19-15

Doc.36: SJECCD Board Policy Chapter 5 Student Services

Doc. 46: SJECCD Delineation of Functions Map 2012-13

Doc.47: Perkins Professional Development Activity ApplicationDoc.-Activities at the Professional Development Center (GE-118)


San Jose City College is scheduled for a Comprehensive Self Evaluation in 2016.  Documents and information will be available here as the process continues. Updated 7-25-2016.





Explanation of Chapter Content-this document gives an explanation of the criteria that should be contained in each of the Self-evaluation chapters, which you can use to help guide your feedback.

Standards Tri-Chairs

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.




ACCJC Reaffirmation Letter 2015 Jose City College 06_29_15.pdfACCJC Reaffirmation Letter 20152015 Accreditation Follow-up Report Documents
ACCJC Letter 06-24-16 re visit Letter 06-24-16 re visit.pdfACCJC Letter 06-24-16 re visit2016 Accreditation
ACCJC letter 06-24-16 letter 06-24-16.pdfACCJC letter 06-24-162016 Accreditation
Accreditation SER Submission Acknowledgement self eval report acknowledgement.pdfAccreditation SER Submission Acknowledgement2016 Accreditation
Accreditation Site Visit Team 2016 Site Visit Team 2016.pdfAccreditation Site Visit Team 20162016 Accreditation
SJCC_Self_Evaluation_Report Accreditation
Accreditation Self Evaluation Report Draft 07-25-16 Self Evaluation Report Draft 07-25-16.pdfAccreditation Self Evaluation Report Draft 07-25-162016 Comprehensive Self Evaluation Draft and Feedback
09-11-12_FY12-13_Adopted_Budget_Presentation-FINAL Evidence III-B1
11-11-14_FY2014-2015_1stQtrBudget_Presentation Evidence III-B1
11-12-13_FY13-14_Q1_Presentation Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-2-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-A-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-C-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-D-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-F-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-G-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-H-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-I-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-J-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-L-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-LIST__ Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-M-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-N-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-O-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-P-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-Q-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-S-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-T-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-4-EXHIBIT-U-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2011-1130-Section-5-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2012 - 06-30-12-2004-General-Obligation-Bond-Performance-Report - 06-30-12-2004-General-Obligation-Bond-Performance-Report.pdf2012 - 06-30-12-2004-General-Obligation-Bond-Performance-Report2016 Evidence III-B1
2012 - 06-30-12-G-2004-General-Obligation-Bond-Financial-Report - 06-30-12-G-2004-General-Obligation-Bond-Financial-Report.pdf2012 - 06-30-12-G-2004-General-Obligation-Bond-Financial-Report2016 Evidence III-B1
2012-0109-Section-1-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2012-0109-Section-4-DRAFT Evidence III-B1
2012-2013 3rd Quarter Budget Report-FINAL 3rd Quarter Budget Report-FINAL.pdf2012-2013 3rd Quarter Budget Report-FINAL2016 Evidence III-B1
2012-2013PresentationBOT_Q1_11-27-12 Evidence III-B1
2012-2013PresentationBOT_Q2_2-12-13 Evidence III-B1
2012-2013PresentationBOT_Q3_05-14-13 Evidence III-B1
2012-2013PresentationBOT_Tenative_6-12-12 Evidence III-B1
2012-2013_BudgetReportAdopted_9-11-12 Evidence III-B1
2012-2013_BudgetReportTenative_6-12-2012 Evidence III-B1
2012-2013_BudgetReport_Q1_11-27-2012 Evidence III-B1
2013 - SJECCD-Measure-G-2004-Perf-Audit-2013-Final - SJECCD-Measure-G-2004-Perf-Audit-2013-Final.pdf2013 - SJECCD-Measure-G-2004-Perf-Audit-2013-Final2016 Evidence III-B1
2013_ActuarialGASB_6-30-2013 Evidence III-B1
2014 - A_06-30-14-2004-General-Obligation-Bonds-Performance-Report - A_06-30-14-2004-General-Obligation-Bonds-Performance-Report.pdf2014 - A_06-30-14-2004-General-Obligation-Bonds-Performance-Report2016 Evidence III-B1
2014 -04-Financial-Report -04-Financial-Report.pdf2014 -04-Financial-Report2016 Evidence III-B1
2014-2015_BudgetReport_Q2_2-24-15 Evidence III-B1
2015 Security Report Security Report.pdf2015 Security Report2016 Evidence III-B1
2015-2016 Tentative Budget Report Tentative Budget Report.pdf2015-2016 Tentative Budget Report2016 Evidence III-B1

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