Accreditation Status

City College of San Francisco is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (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:

Enhanced Monitoring Letter from ACCJC

Accreditation Update and Forums

The College is currently conducting its self evaluation for accreditation, the results of which we are capturing in an Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER). The process will culminate in a site visit by a peer review team during the week of October 2, 2023, as noted in the Formative-Summative Review Timeline below (details will be provided here when available). 

To learn more about the ISER and process, please join us for one of our upcoming Accreditation Forums!  

  • Thursday, September 8, 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Friday, September 9, 12 pm -1 pm
  • Wednesday, September 14, 3 pm - 4 pm

All sessions will take place via the same zoom link:

If you have missed the forums, here is the presentation.  If you would like to watch a recording of the forums, please reach out to Judy Seto.

A third-party comment assists the Commission as it considers applications for candidacy, accreditation, or reaffirmation of accreditation. You can file your third-party comment here

Draft Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER)

We invite you to review our ISER! You can access each draft section of the ISER in the section below "Draft 2023 ISER Sections for Review". The links will become active as we finish editing each section.  

Once you have read one or more sections, please provide feedback by using the form below: 

2023 ISER Feedback Form


Presentation of Student Achievement Data and Institution-Set Standards - coming soon

Organization of the Self-Evaluation Process - coming soon

Organizational Information - coming soon

Certification of Continued Compliance with Eligibility Requirements - coming soon

Certification of Continued Institutional Compliance with Commission Policies - coming soon

Standard IA: Mission 

Standard IB: Assuring Academic Quality and Institutional Effectiveness

Standard IC: Institutional Integrity 

Standard IIA: Instructional Programs

Standard IIB: Library and Learning Support Services

Standard IIC: Student Support Services

Standard IIIA: Human Resources - coming soon

Standard IIIB: Physical Resources

Standard IIIC: Technology Resources - coming soon

Standard IIID: Financial Resources

Standard IVA: Decision-Making Roles and Processes

Standard IVB: Chief Executive Officer

Standard IVC: Governing Board

Quality Focus Essay

Program Accreditors

Complaint Process

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. You can learn about them here