Accreditation at Southwestern College
Southwestern College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Accredited colleges are recognized by the United States Department of Education (DOE) as providing educational programs, services, and training that meet acceptable levels of quality.
Southwestern College has maintained its accredited status since it opened in 1961.
View the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) issued by ACCJC
You can learn more about accreditation on the ACCJC website, and the DOE website.
Documents posted during the 2015-2021 Accreditation Cycle:
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The accreditation process assists colleges in improving institutional effectiveness to ensure colleges offer high quality educational programs and services. During the 2015-2021 Accreditation Cycle, Southwestern College continues its focus on providing the community with high quality educational programs and services. Areas of particular focus include:
- Supporting Student Learning Outcome (SLO) assessment and the use of SLO results to make improvements
- Bolstering Distance Education (DE) offerings and services
- Maintaining an environment that promotes inclusivity, civility, and diversity
2009-2015 Accreditation Cycle
Accreditation Archive Reports
For questions or comments related to accreditation at Southwestern College, please contact Linda L. Gilstrap, Accreditation Liaison Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 216-6614.
Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the ACCJC about Southwestern College can view complaint requirements and processes at the following website, http://www.accjc.org/complaint-process.
The ACCJC is located at 10 Commercial Blvd, Ste 204, Novato, CA 94949, and can be contacted by phone at (415) 506-0234.