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January 2018 – Merritt College Reaffirmed for Accreditation
(See 1-26-18 Reaffirmation Letter from the ACCJC to President Burns )


Accreditation Status

Merritt College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

The following ACCJC action letters provide further details about Merritt’s current accreditation status:


Accreditation Process

Merritt College maintains accreditation by meeting standards established by the ACCJC. Throughout the continuous six-year accreditation review cycle, the College engages in internal evaluation, external evaluation by its peers, Commission evaluation, and institutional self-improvement. This process results in the publication of several review instruments, including a comprehensive institutional self-evaluation report, an external evaluation report, and a midterm report, as well as annual reports and annual fiscal reports.