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SJCC is proud to be fully accredited!

San José 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 for 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 the overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness.

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.

San José City College is here to support you on your journey to success! We have many on-campus resources that can help you. Click on the resource below for more information about how we can help you achieve your dreams!

third party comments to ACCJC

A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Such comment must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address, and telephone number of the correspondent. 

Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments. Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester, and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comment Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address.  The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled Commission meeting.

To access the complaint process, click this link:

ACCJC, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA  94949