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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: .

Lassen College's last comprehensive site visit was conducted on March 9-12, 2020. The Commission issued a Warning status and required a Follow Up Report on areas needing improvement. On November 15-16, 2021, the Commission visited the institution and on January 12-14, 2022 determined the College continue with Warning status. The second Follow Up Report was submitted on September 19, 2022.

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 change 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, Western Association of Schools and 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, is due on March 15, 2024. Lassen College's next comprehensive review will start fall term of 2026 and conclude with a site visit spring term of 2027.  The Commission expressed "appreciation for the diligent work and thoughtful reflection that Lassen Community College undertook to respond to these requirements."

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.​​