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Welcome to SRJC’s Accreditation website! 

Every eight years (as of 2023), institutions accredited through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges/Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC) agree to undergo a comprehensive review to verify the degree to which they meet the Commission's Standards.  The review process also validates that institutions are engaged in sustainable efforts to improve educational quality and institutional effectiveness.  The review begins when the institution conducts a self-evaluation using ACCJC's Standards as its evaluative framework.  The outcome is expressed in the Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER), which is submitted to ACCJC for use by the peer review team.  The ISER provides narrative and evaluation, supported by evidence, to affirm the institution meets the accreditation Standards.  The ISER also describes the institution's plans for improvement and contains a Quality Focus Essay (QFE) that discusses quality-focused projects the institution will engage in to improve student learning and achievement.

An external peer review team examined Santa Rosa Junior College's ISER and conducted a virtual site visit from February 28 to March 3, 2022. ACCJC also conducted a Special Fiscal Monitoring site visit during that same timeframe.  For the comprehensive review, team members selected for their expertise from member institutions wrote a team report stating the team's findings related to the college's compliance with ACCJC's Standards. In the report, SRJC received three commendations and two recommendations. On June 14, 2022 SRJC received the ACCJC Action Letter reaffirming Accreditation for 18 months and requiring a Follow-Up Report addressing the requirements, due no later than October 1, 2023.  After the November 8, 2023 Team Visit, SRJC received the Follow Up Visit Peer Review Team Report and ACCJC Action Letter on January 16, 2024.

This website reflects all steps of the accreditation process and provides access to past reports as well as 2022 Institutional Self Evaluation Report

You are invited to learn more about SRJC through these communications and reports. 




Accreditation Status of Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa Junior College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (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 on ACCJC’s website ( under the Resources dropdown menu Complaint Process.