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Accreditation Overview

​​​Lassen Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (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:​.​

The Accreditation of Lassen Community College was last reaffirmed in June of 2014.  A Mid-Term Report was submitted by March 15, 2017 and the Accrediting Commission took action at their June 23, 2017 Meeting that the college has sustained the work accomplished since the last comprehensive evaluation and has maintained compliance with the standards. 

Lassen Community College is currently preparing for our next comprehensive review the week of March 9, 2020. As part of the accreditation process for Lassen Community College ACCJC is requesting Third Party Comments.  Comments can be submitted by the LCC campus community and the general public.  Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Policies. In order to ensure evaluation by the external evaluation team, third-party comments should be received by February 1, 2020. The team evaluation of third party comments will become part of the Commission review of the college at the scheduled Commission meeting. Institutions will be provided an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments. All applicable third-party comments will be provided to the Commission for consideration. 

Please use the following link to submit any comments:

ACCJC Third Party Comments

2020 Institutional Self-Evaluation Report 

​W​​hat is Accred​​​​itation?

Accreditation is the primary means by which colleges in the United States assure and improve quality. Colleges must apply for reaffirmation of ac​cred​itation every six years. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/W​ASC), as overseen by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), takes actions on accreditation status for the California Community Colleges. The accreditation process focuses on self-evaluation, peer review, and quality improvement.​​