College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for
Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of
Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), an institutional accrediting body
recognized by the Council of Higher Education
Accreditation and the Department of Education.
What is accreditation?
the process for evaluating and assuring the quality of
education used by the American higher education community.
It is a uniquely American quality assurance process through
which institutions collectively set standards for good
practice, conduct peer-based evaluations of institutions on
a regular basis, confer accredited status on institutions,
and make the results of accreditation review of institutions
known to the public.
accreditation, the higher education community shoulders the
responsibility for monitoring the quality of the programs
and services of member institutions.”
Accrediting Commission for
Community and Junior Colleges
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
Palomar College's Midterm Report 2012 was accepted by ACCJC
in June 2012. For the letter from ACCJC and the letter to
the campus community from President Deegan, go to the
Midterm Report 2012 page.
Palomar College Status Report on Student Learning Outcomes
Accreditation Steering Committee Governance Structure