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BARSTOW COMMUNITY COLLEGE is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission of Recognition of Post-Secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The ACCJC can be reached as follows:

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204 
Novato, CA 94949
Phone: 415.506.0234 ~ FAX: 415.506.0238 ~ Email:

Accreditation is a system of voluntary, non-governmental self-regulation and peer review is unique to American educational institutions. It is a system by which an institution evaluates itself in accordance with standards of good practice regarding goals and objectives; the appropriateness, sufficiency, and utilization of resources; the usefulness, integrity, and effectiveness of its processes; and the extent to which it is achieving its intended outcomes. It is a process by which accreditors provide students, the public, and each other with assurances of institutional integrity, quality and effectiveness. Accreditation is intended to encourage institutions to plan for institutional improvement in quality and effectiveness.

These accreditation pages are designed to apprise the public and college community of our accreditation activities. Information on the most recent accreditation review can be accessed via the "Documents & Reports" page. We invite you to learn more about our accreditation process and what we are doing to sustain continuous quality improvement.

2018 Letter from ACCJC

2020 Letter from ACCJC

ACCJC Third Party Comments