Statement of Accreditation
Long Beach City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), which is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The ACCJC is located at 10 Commercial Blvd, Ste 204 Novato, CA 94949. Their phone number is (415) 506-0234. Please visit their website for additional information: www.accjc.org
What is Accreditation?
ACCJC defines accreditation as " ... a status granted to an educational institution that has been found to meet or exceed stated criteria of educational quality. Institutions voluntarily seek accreditation, and it is conferred by non-governmental bodies." The ACCJC lists two fundamental purposes of accreditation: to assure the quality of the institution and t
o encourage institutional improvement.
The accreditation process is a six-year cycle during which the college is continuously engaged in institutional review and submits regular reports to ACCJC including Annual Reports, Annual Fiscal Reports, and a Midterm Report in the third year following a comprehensive review. Every six years, colleges undergo a comprehensive self study process culminating in a self-study report and a visit by an evaluation team.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Eva Bagg, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success and the College's Accreditation Liaison Officer.
Important Accreditation Documents
A comprehensive set of documents related to previous self-evaluation reports can be found below: