Accreditation

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

 

While CoA continuously strives to improve our quality teaching and learning, you can provide feedback by making informal comment via our online Comment Form, or formal comment using the ACCJC Third Party Comment Form.

ACCJC Self-study Process

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
Accreditation-ISER-Kickoff Presentation

ACCJC Action Letters: 2018

CoA Mid-Term Report: 2018

The College of Alameda is required to submit a Mid Term Report to ACCJC in March 2018 for a site visit in October 2016. Below is a link to the final CoA 2018 ACCJC Mid-Term Report.

CoA ACCJC Follow-up Report: 2016

The College of Alameda is required to submit a Follow-up Report to ACCJC by October 1, 2016 for a site visit in October 2016. The College is responsible to address 20 College Recommendations and 8 District Recommendations. Below is a link to the final CoA 2016 ACCJC Follow-up Report. The Report is posted in three sections:

August 2016: College Review of Draft Report

Below is a link to the draft ACCJC Follow-up Report. We appreciate your involvement in the accreditation process. Thank you for all your feedback and assistance.

Draft CoA ACCJC Follow-up Report: 2016 (College Recommendations)

Draft CoA ACCJC Follow-up Report: 2016 (District Recommendations)

Accreditation Accomplishments: August 2016

Accreditation Update: Fall Flex Day Presentation

Team Visit: March 9-12, 2015

The primary purpose of the College of Alameda Accreditation Self Evaluation is to provide the college with the opportunity to look carefully at itself and to document what it is doing in preparation for the visit by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) team visit which will take place in March 2015. This is an important process that all colleges in this country go through. We appreciate your involvement in the self evaluation process. Thank you for all your feedback and reflection over the past few months.

Please provide feedback and/or comments related to the upcoming Accreditation Site Visit March 9-12, 2015. Comment Form