Santa Barbara City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949 (415) 506-0234 an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
SBCC's accreditation is reaffirmed every six years, most recently in the 2015-16 academic year. The College's next regular evaluation will be in 2021-2022.
THE PURPOSE OF ACCREDITATION
Accreditation has three primary purposes:
- To provide assurance to the public that the education provided meets acceptable levels of quality
- To promote continuous institutional improvement
- To maintain the quality of higher education in the United States
Accreditation is method for assuring that higher education institutions can continue to improve and offer a quality education to the men and women who will lead their communities in the future. By establishing high standards and then periodically evaluating themselves, colleges and universities can provide a degree or certificate that students and the community can trust.
COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE ACCJC
|2017 June 23||ACCJC Response to SBCC June 23 2017|
|2016 March 31||ACCJC Annual Report 2014-15 March 31 2016|
|2016 March 31||ACCJC Annual Fiscal Report 2014-15 March 31 2016|
|2016 February 5||ACCJC Reaffirmation of Accreditation February 5 2016|
|2016 February 5||External Evaluation Report from Fall 2015 Accreditation Team Visit|
|2014 July 3||ACCJC Letter of Sustained Resolution July 3 2014|
|2014 April 1||Visiting Team Report to ACCJC April 1 2014|
|2014 March 10||SBCC Follow-Up Report to the ACCJC March 10 2014|
|2013 July 3||ACCJC Letter of Accreditation Status July 3 2013|
|2013 March 10||SBCC Special Report to the ACCJC March 10 2013|
|2013 February 11||ACCJC Letter of Acceptance for Fall 2012 Midterm Report|
|2012 October 12||SBCC Accreditation Midterm Report to ACCJC October 12 2012|
|2012 March 26||ACCJC Letter of Accreditation Status March 26 2012|
|2010 January 29||ACCJC Reaffirmation of Accreditation January 29 2010|