About Accreditation at Yuba College

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is the process for evaluating and assuring the quality of education used by the American higher education community. It is a uniquely American quality assurance process through which institutions collectively set standards for good practice, conduct peer-based evaluations of institutions, on a regular basis, confer accredited status on institutions, and make the results of accreditation review of institutions known to the public. Through accreditation, the higher education community shoulders the responsibility for monitoring the quality of the programs and services or member institutions. Agencies that develop and apply standards are called accrediting commissions. Accrediting commissions were created by a collective group that wished to engage in the quality review and assurance process, and those institutions were and are referred to as the member institutions of a commission.

Institutional Accreditation is public certification that institutions meet defined standards of quality and responsibility.

Woodland Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, 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

Questions or comments can be sent to the Yuba College Accreditation Liaison Officer, Dr. Sonja Lolland at slolland@yccd.edu

Accredited Status

Yuba College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, 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.orgnew window. Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint related to noncompliance with accreditation standards (http://www.accjc.org/complaint-policynew window) may contact the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) directly. The commission can be contacted at: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges; Western Association of Schools and Colleges; 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204; Novato, CA 94949; Telephone: (415) 506-0234; Fax: (415) 506-0238.

ACCJC Complaint Process

Complaints Against Member Institutions
Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission.  Read more…new window

Complaints Against the Commission
Individuals who wish to file a formal complaint to the Commission about the ACCJC should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission.  Read more…new window

 Third-Party Comments to ACCJC

A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Such comment must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address and telephone number of the correspondent. Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments.

Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comment Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled Commission meeting.

For more information and to access the Third Party Comment Form click here.