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: www.accjc.org.

Enhanced Monitoring Letter from ACCJC

Accreditation Update

The College has completed its self evaluation for accreditation, the results of which are captured in our Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER).

We are grateful to all individuals who contributed to this process!

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).

We held forums during Fall 2022 to introduce the accreditation process and the ISER. If you missed the forums and would like to learn more, you can view the slides here.  If you would like to watch a recording of the presentation, 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

Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER)

To access the evidence links within the ISER, you will need to be logged into Microsoft 365 with your CCSF email address. 

If you have trouble accessing any of the evidence links, please contact InstitutionalDevelopment@ccsf.edu.

2023 Institutional Self Evaluation Report

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