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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​.​

ACCJC, at its meeting June 10-12, 2020, reviewed the Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) and evidentiary materials submitted by Lassen Community College. The Commission also considered the Peer Review Team Report (Team Report) prepared by the peer review team that conducted its onsite visit to the College, March 9-12, 2020. The Commission considered your spoken testimony and that of Ms. Carrie Camacho, Chief Instructional Officer, and Dr. Randy Joslin, Accreditation Liaison Officer. The Commission found these additional perspectives to be helpful. 

The purpose of this review was to determine whether the College continues to meet ACCJC’s Eligibility Requirements, Commission Policies, and Accreditation Standards (hereinafter, the Standards). Upon consideration of the written and oral information noted above, the Commission acted to Issue Warning and require a Follow-Up Report, due no later than October 1, 2021, followed by a visit from a peer review team.  Lassen Community College is currently working to address all compliance requirements and recommendations that were identified by ACCJC

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.​​

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