Pasadena City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., 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. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:

In February 2017, the ACCJC delivered a letter affirming PCC's status as an accredited institution. Read the letter here.

Upcoming Accreditation Events

    2021 Site Visit

    The 2021 Accreditation site visit will be “virtual” from Monday March 8, 2021 to Thursday March 11, 2021.

    Learn More & Meet the Team

    2020 Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER)

    View/Download the 2020 ISER

    Third Party Comments

    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.

    Third Party Comment Form