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Statement of Accreditation

Long Beach City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), which is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The ACCJC is located at 10 Commercial Blvd, Ste 204 Novato, CA 94949. Their phone number is (415) 506-0234. Please visit their website for additional information:

What is Accreditation?

ACCJC defines accreditation as " ... a status granted to an educational institution that has been found to meet or exceed stated criteria of educational quality.  Institutions voluntarily seek accreditation, and it is conferred by non-governmental bodies."  The ACCJC lists two fundamental purposes of accreditation: to assure the quality of the institution and t o encourage institutional improvement.

The accreditation process is a six-year cycle during which the college is continuously engaged in institutional review and submits regular reports to ACCJC including Annual Reports, Annual Fiscal Reports, and a Midterm Report in the third year following a comprehensive review. Every six years, colleges undergo a comprehensive self study process culminating in a self-study report and a visit by an evaluation team.  

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Holmgren, Interim Director of Planning and the College's Accreditation Liaison Officer.

Important Accreditation Documents

A comprehensive set of documents related to previous self-evaluation reports can be found below:

2017 Oct 15
LBCC Midterm Report 2017
2016 July 8 ACCJC Letter - Resolved Deficiencies

2016 Mar 15 LBCC Follow-Up Report 2016

2016 Mar 15
LBCC Follow-Up Report Evidence 2016

2015 Feb 6
ACCJC Letter to Reaffirm Accreditation 2015

2015 Jan 9
Evaluation Report from 2014 Visiting Team - October 2014

2014 June 10
Institutional Self Evaluation Report in Support of Reaffirmation of Accrediation 2014

2014 June 10
Institutional Self Evaluation Report Evidence 2014

2012 Feb 1
ACCJC Letter to Accept Midterm Report - February 2012

2011 Oct 15
Midterm Report 2011

2010 Jan 29
ACCJC Letter to Reaffirm Accreditation - January 2010

2009 Nov 10
ACCJC Report of Evaluation Team re Follow-up Visit - November 2009

2009 Oct 15
LBCC Follow-up Report - October 2009

2009 Feb 3
ACCJC Action Letter - February 2009

2008 Oct 18
Evaluation Report from 2008 Visiting Team - October 2008

2008 July 8
Institutional Self Study Report 2008