What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is the primary means by which colleges in the United States assure and improve quality. Colleges must apply for reaffirmation of accreditation every six years. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), as overseen by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), takes actions on accreditation status for the California Community Colleges. The accreditation process focuses on self-evaluation, peer review, and quality improvement.

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Self-Evaluation Development

Accreditation Status:

Lassen 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: 

The Accreditation of Lassen Community College was last reaffirmed in June 2014. A Mid-term Report is due March 15, 2017.


2016 ACCJC Annual Report
2015 ACCJC Annual Report
2014 ACCJC Annual Report
2013 ACCJC Annual Report


Mid-term Report 3-15-2017
Follow-up Report 3-15-2015
Application for Reaffirmation of Accreditation (Self-Evaluation) 2014
SLO Proficiency Report - Spring 2013

Mid-term Report 3-15-2011
Follow-up Report 10-15-2009
Follow-up Report 3-15-2009
Follow-up Report 9-23-2008
Application for Reaffirmation of Accreditation (Self-Study) 2008

Action Letter 6-23-2017
Action Letter 6-29-2015

Action Letter 7-3-2014
Action Letter 6-30-2011
Action Letter 1-29-2010
Action Letter 6-30-2009
Action Letter 2-3-2009
Action Letter 6-30-2008
Action Letter 1-31-2008

Evaluation Team Report 7-3-2014
Evaluation Team Report 11-6-2009
Evaluation Team Report 5-14-2009
Evaluation Team Report 10-16-2008
Evaluation Team Report 3-13-2008

ACCJC Action May 2014
ACCJC Action January 2013
ACCJC Action November 2012
ACCJC Action January 2011
ACCJC Action December 2010
ACCJC Action August 2009
ACCJC Action June 2007

For More Information:

Accreditation Actions: Actions that may be taken by the Accrediting Commission
List of ACCJC Accredited Institutions
visit the Accrediting Commission website: