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

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).

In the meantime, the peer review team is currently reading our ISER and will be holding a collegewide forum on March 14 from 2-3 pm via Zoom:

If you missed the Fall 2022 forums regarding the accreditation process and the ISER, 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.

ACCJC has assembled a peer review team comprising academic and administrative representatives who are reviewing our Institutional Self Evaluation Report. Dr. Erika Endrijonas (Superintendent-President at Pasadena City College) is serving as the peer review team chair and Dr. Mike Munoz (Superintendent-President at Long Beach City College) is serving as the vice chair. You can read more about the team members here:

Peer Review Team Members

You can meet members of the peer review team during a collegewide forum on March 14 from 2-3 pm via Zoom:

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

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