COA Accreditation Status
College of Alameda is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The College first was accredited in 1973, with the most recent affirmation in 2012.
Accreditation is a voluntary system of self-regulation developed to evaluate overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness. The Accrediting Commission for Colleges and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) accreditation process provides assurance to the public that the accredited member colleges meet the standards for a degree-granting institution of higher education.
Every six years colleges complete the ACCJC self-study process; this process evaluates the college’s performance as defined by the ACCJC standards for:
- Institutional Mission and Effectiveness
- Student Leaning Programs and Services
- Leadership and Governance
College of Alameda is currently going through the accreditation self-evaluation process with a site visit in March 2015. Feedback and reflection are important elements of the self-evaluation process. Below are drafts of several Standards that are open to comments. Please review the Standard and then click the link to the corresponding feedback form.