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Accreditation

Foothill College Accreditation


Foothill College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The organization is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and U.S. Department of Education.


Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Foothill College's accreditation was reaffirmed in January of 2012 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) after the completion of a comprehensive self-study in August of 2011 and site evaluation team visit in October 2011.

Accreditation 2017

Foothill College is preparing for its upcoming Reaffirmation for Accreditation visit on October 9-13, 2017 with the ACCJC team.

Institutional Self-Evaluation Report 2017

Self-Study 2017 Cover

Download Self-Evaluation Report 
8.8 MB, 490 pages

Other Important Information

Six-Year Review Cycle

The college maintains its accreditation by fulfilling criteria that are determined by the ACCJC.

Throughout its continuous six-year review cycle, Foothill 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

Foothill College views accreditation as an ongoing process and invites community members, students, faculty and staff to be informed and participate.

It is important to know which college representatives are leading Foothill in its ongoing accreditation cycle.

Questions?

If you have questions, comments or concerns, contact accreditation representatives as listed under Steering Committee Members.

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