Accreditation is a comprehensive process for evaluating and certifying the quality of education and is designed to assure students and the greater public that an educational institution meets or exceeds standards of good practice recognized by the educational community. Accreditation assures that college course credits, associate degrees, and occupational certificates will be recognized by other colleges and universities, guaranteeing that academic work may be transferred in pursuit of advanced degrees.
San Diego City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org.
City College's most recent review by ACCJC was a Follow-Up Report and Visit in October/November 2018. Documents and correspondence can be found under the Reports link in the left menu. Preparations for the next review are detailed under the 2024 Review and ISER Development link.
Program Approvals and Accreditation
The San Diego City College Cosmetology Program is approved by The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
The San Diego City College Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Third Party Comment
Any member of the college community or public may submit a third-party comment directly to ACCJC by completing the Commission’s online form at https://accjc.org/forms/third-party-comments/. San Diego City College's next site visit will occur during the week of February 26, 2024; as details of the visit are confirmed, they will be posted here. Comments should be submitted no later than five weeks before the visit to be considered by the peer review team.
ACCJC COMMUNICATION AND REPORTS
Reports, Transmittals and Communication for San Diego City College
2017 SELF-EVALUATION REPORT
*Requires logging into SharePoint. Then click the blue 'Open' button in the upper left-hand corner and select "Open in browser." Alternatively, the report can be accessed in Teams within the General section.