What is Accreditation?
Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ACCJC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) as a reliable authority regarding the quality of education offered by the institutions it accredits in keeping with the Higher Education Act of 1965. ACCJC is also recognized by the the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which has established criteria that define a quality review system for accrediting agencies. ACCJC accredits institutions in the United States, with a primary mission of granting associate degrees; institutions accredited by ACCJC may also award certificates and other credentials, including bachelor's degrees.
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
428 J Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
The College is fully accredited and we continue to meet or exceed the accreditation Standards. The Accreditation Steering Committee provides leadership for our work as do the faculty members who oversee the program accreditation.
The College is conducting a self-evaluation and writing an Institutional Self-Evaluation (ISER) report in preparation for a comprehensive accreditation review which begins in Fall 2024. The public is invited to submit comments about Mt. San Antonio College to our accrediting body by completing a third party comment form on the ACCJC website.
Accreditation of Histotechnology B.S. Degree
In October 2022 the ACCJC Committee on Substantive Change approved Mt. SAC to offer a Histotechnology B.S. Degree.
Accreditation Complaint Process
Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. The Commission’s Policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions, explains the issues the Commission can address through its complaint process and the procedures for filing a complaint using the ACCJC Complaint Form on the ACCJC website.