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All About Accreditation

Merritt College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This organization is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Accreditation Process

Merritt College maintains its accreditation by fulfilling criteria that are determined by the ACCJC. Throughout the continuous six-year review cycle, the college conducts and publishes several review instruments, including an annual report, annual fiscal report, midterm report, comprehensive institutional self-study, and an evaluation review by a team of peers.

The college submitted its 2015 Self-Evaluation Report to ACCJC in January 2015, and the assigned Accreditation Visiting Team members conducted their site visit the week of March 9-12, 2015.

ACCJC Resources

Merritt College Accreditation Updates


ACCJC Letter to Merritt College President (July 3, 2013)
Visiting Team Report (April 1-2, 2013)
Merritt College Follow-Up Report (March 15, 2013)


ACCJC Letter to PCCD Chancellor (July 2, 2012)
Visiting Team Report (April 16-17, 2012)
PCCD Follow-Up Report (March 15, 2012)


ACCJC Letter to Merritt College President (June 30, 2011)
Visiting Team Report (April 10-12, 2011)
PCCD Follow-Up Report (April 1, 2011)
ACCJC Letter to Interim PCCD Chancellor (January 31, 2011)


ACCJC Follow-Up Visit Report (November 4, 2010)
PCCD Follow-Up Report (October 15, 2010)
ACCJC Letter to PCCD Chancellor (June 30, 2010)
ACCJC Letter to Merritt College President (June 30, 2010)
ACCJC Special Visit Report (April 19, 2010)
ACCJC Follow-Up Report (April 15, 2010)
PCCD Special Report (April 1, 2010)
Merritt College Progress Report (March 15, 2010)


Visiting Team Report (March 9-12, 2009)
ACCJC District and College Action Letters (June 30, 2009)
ACCJC Request for Special Report on Audit Findings, November 18
Merritt College Accreditation Website, 2009
Merritt College 2009 Self-Study in Support of Accreditation