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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.


 Accreditation has three primary purposes:

  1. To provide assurance to the public that the education provided meets acceptable levels of quality
  2. To promote continuous institutional improvement
  3. To maintain the quality of higher education in the United States

Accreditation is method for assuring that higher education institutions can continue to improve and offer a quality education to the men and women who will lead their communities in the future. By establishing high standards and then periodically evaluating themselves, colleges and universities can provide a degree or certificate that students and the community can trust.




2014 July 3 ACCJC Letter of Sustained Resolution July 3, 2014
2014 March 10 Follow-Up Report to the ACCJC March 2014
2013 July 3 ACCJC Letter of Accreditation Status July 2013 
2013 March 10 Special Report to the ACCJC March 2013
2013 February 11 ACCJC Letter of Acceptance for Fall 2012 Midterm Report
2012 October 12 Accreditation Midterm Report to the ACCJC Fall 2012
2012 March 26 ACCJC Letter of Accreditation Status March 26 2012
2010 January 29 Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2010 


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