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. Additional information can be found by visiting the ACCJC website.

The accreditation process is a six-year cycle during which the college is continuously engaged in the 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. 

Our accreditation status can be confirmed by viewing our Certificate of Accreditation.

Accreditation Standards

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 to encourage institutional improvement.