Accreditation Overview

Lassen Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), 428 J Street, Suite 400I, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234. ACCJC is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority regarding the quality of education offered by the institutions accredited in keeping with the Higher Education Act of 1965. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: .

On November 8, 2022, the Commission conducted an on-site visit to review the Peer Review Team’s Follow Up Report. The visit was to review the deficiencies identified in the January 27, 2021 Action Letter, determine if the College addressed them appropriately and created necessary changes to meet the standards.  The Commission found that Lassen Community College addressed the compliance requirements, corrected deficiencies, and meets ACCJC Standards.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges met on January 11-12, 2023 and acted to reaffirm Lassen College’s accreditation for the remainder of the cycle.  The next report, Midterm Report, was due on March 15, 2024. The Commission met on June 5-6, 2024, reviewed the Midterm Report and related evidence and determined the institution’s progress is appropriate and has accepted the Report. Lassen College’s next comprehensive review will start fall 2026 and conclude with a site visit spring 2027.  The Commission expressed “appreciation for the diligent work and thoughtful reflection that Lassen Community College undertook to respond to these requirements.”

​W​​hat is Accreditation?

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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