Contra Costa College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, (10 Commercial Blvd, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94594, 415-506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. (View our college scorecard.)
At its January 7-9, 2015 meeting, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, took action to reaffirm Contra Costa College’s accreditation on the basis of a comprehensive evaluation and requires the College to submit a Follow-Up Report in October 2015.
Several programs at the college are also separately accredited by external professional and governmental organizations. Program accreditation includes the California Board of Registered Nursing and the California Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners. The College is approved for the training of veterans, and for the education of foreign students by the United States Department of State and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Contra Costa College developed its Institutional Self-Evaluation Report in June 2020 and is preparing for an accreditation visit slated for October 5-8, 2020. Students, employees and members of the public are invited to submit comments about CCC’s effectiveness for the site visit team. This page will be updated to provide the campus and public more information about the accreditation process.
- Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER) (ISER: issuu)
- Peer Review Team Report
- ACCJC Accreditation Action Letter
- Contra Costa College Accreditation Steering Committee
- Environmental Scan Data
Complaints and Comments
Third Party Comment
Individuals who wish to leave comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting should use the Third Party Comments Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address.
Against ACCJC Member Institutions
Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. The Commission’s Policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions will assist the user in understanding the issues this Commission can and cannot address through its complaint process. The policy explains the procedures for those wishing to file a complaint.
Complaints Against the Accrediting Commission
Individuals who wish to file a formal complaint to the Commission about the ACCJC should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. The Commission’s Policy on Complaints Against the ACCJC will assist the user in understanding the issues this Commission can and cannot address through its complaint process. The policy explains the procedures for filing a complaint.
- 2018 Accreditation Action Letter-Affirmation of Meeting All Standards
- 2016 Accreditation Action Letter-Affirmation of Meeting All Standards
- 2015 Accreditation Reaffirmation Letter
Reports and Submissions
- 2019 Contra Costa College Accreditation Annual Report
- 2018 Contra Costa College Accreditation Annual Report
- 2017 Contra Costa College Accreditation Midterm Report
- 2015 ACCJC Follow-Up Report
- 2014 Accreditation External Evaluation Team Report
- 2014 Contra Costa College Self Evaluation Report on Educational Quality and Institutional Effectiveness
- 2012 Substantive Change Approval Letter