Accreditation Status

City College of San Francisco is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234. ACCJC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) as a reliable authority regarding the quality of education offered by the institutions it accredits in keeping with the Higher Education Act of 1965.  ACCJC is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which has established criteria that define a quality review system for accrediting agencies.

ACCJC accredits institutions in the United States, its territories and affiliates, with a primary mission of granting associate degrees; institutions accredited by ACCJC may also award certificates and other credentials, including bachelor's degrees, if those credentials are within the institution's mission and authorized by their governmental authorities. ACCJC may also credit non-domestic institutions with a primary mission of granting associate degrees. 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

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