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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:   

City College is currently undergoing a comprehensive review by ACCJC. The college's process to prepare for the review is detailed under the 2024 Review and ISER Development Link.This review will culminate in a Focused Site Visit by a peer review team on February 28-29, 2024. During the visit, the college will hold an open forum on Wednesday, February 28, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM in MS-140.  The college community is invited to attend and interact with the peer review team members. 

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 Alcohol and Other Drug Studies Program is approved by The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals and accredited by the California Association of Alcohol/Drug Educators

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  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. 


Reports, Transmittals and Communication for San Diego City College

2021 ACCJC Action Letter

2021 Midterm Report

2019 ACCJC Action Letter

2018 San Diego City College Follow-up Report

2018 Evaluation Team Report

Fall 2018 Summary of Actions in Response to Recommendation

2017 Evaluation Team Report

2017 ACCJC Action Letter


San Diego City College 2017 Self-Evaluation Report*

ACCJC Action Letter

*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.