College of Alameda logo 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.

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949; 415/506-0234
Information on third party comments: ACCJC Third Party Comments

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
  • Resources
  • Leadership and Governance

College of Alameda is currently going through the accreditation self-evaluation process with a site visit in March 2015. Thank you for all your feedback  and reflection  over the past few months. We are approaching our final self-evaluation report. Below are the draft Standards and full report which is being presented to the Board of Trustees for a first reading on November 18, 2014. The final report will go to the December 9 Board of Trustees meeting for final approval.

COA Self-Evaluation Report (7 MB)

Standard I

Standard II

Standard III

Standard IV