What is accreditation?

Accreditation is a process by which institutions of higher education are evaluated to ensure  that they meet or exceed national standards of quality.  Crafton Hills College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, 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.

What does this mean to students?

Because the College is accredited, it offers our students federally funded financial aid such as Pell Grants.  The College receives educational grants to help our students.  The credits that students earn here are of the highest quality and can be transferred to other institutions across the nation.

Accreditation Documents

Public Notification of an Evaluation Visit and Third Party Comment

Crafton Hills College Evaluation visit is October 12 - 15, 2020.  The visit will be remote.  Information for participating in the visit will be made public as soon as it becomes available.

A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Such comment must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address and telephone number of the correspondent. Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments.

Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comment Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled Commission meeting.

Find more information and the Third Party Comment Form on the ACCJC Third Party Comments page.