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ACCREDITATION STATUS
Santa Barbara City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949 (415) 506-0234 an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

UPDATE AS OF MARCH 2014
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) notified Santa Barbara City College on July 3, 2013 that they took action to remove the Warning status that was applied in March 2012 for governance issues not related to the college's academic or student support programs.   The college retained its full accreditation status during the period on Warning.   The college submitted a follow-up report in March 2014, which will be followed by a visit of Commission representatives on April 1, 2014.  Santa Barbara City College is pleased to announce the college is in full compliance with accreditation standards and in good standing with the Accreditation Commission of Community and Junior Colleges.  The next regularly scheduled full accreditation review will occur in Fall 2015.

ACCREDITATION REPORTS TO THE ACCJC

ACCREDITATION OF SBCC
Every six years we undergo re-affirmation of our accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a branch of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation is a quality assurance process that gives us the opportunity to engage in institution-wide dialogue and self-evaluation activities in order to gain a comprehensive perspective of our college. The scope of accreditation is to promote quality and improvement. Being an accredited college is of critical importance. It is this status that allows us to provide federal financial aid to our students, receive federal funding, have the degrees that we grant to our students recognized as coming from an accredited institution and be able to articulate our courses with other colleges and universities. 

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