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Accreditation

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: www.accjc.org​.​

On March 9-12, 2020, the Commission conducted an on-site visit to review the Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) and evidentiary materials submitted by Lassen Community College. ACCJC also met with the peer review team in review of the report. ACCJC determined that the college continues to meet many of the eligibility requirements, commission policies and accreditation standards. Upon consideration of the written and oral information, the commission acted to issue Warning status and required a Follow-Up report on areas needing improvement. 

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association Schools and Colleges, at its meeting January 12-14, 2022, reviewed the Follow-Up Report and related evidentiary materials submitted by Lassen Community College. The Commission also considered the Peer Review Team Follow-Up Report prepared by the follow-up team that visited the institution on November 15-16, 2021. The Commission appreciated the spoken remarks from Dr. Trevor Albertson Interim Superintendent/President, Mr. Chad Lewis, Accreditation Liaison Officer, and the participation in the meeting of Ms. Toni Sommer, Consultant to Lassen Community College. The purpose of this review was to determine whether the College has addressed the deficiencies identified by the peer review team during the spring 2020 comprehensive visit and demonstrated compliance with the Standards cited in the Commission’s June 29, 2020, Action Letter.

Upon consideration of the information noted above, the Commission acted to Continue Warning. Multiple compliance requirements were met while two compliance requirements needed additional attention. Lassen College was required to submit a Follow Up Report to address the remaining deficiencies by October 1, 2022. The Follow Up Report was received by ACCJC on September 19, 2022 and a follow up visit from a peer review team will be held on November 8-9, 2022.

2022 ACCJC Follow Up 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.​​

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