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Accreditation Statement

At its January, 7-9, 2015 meeting, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) reviewed El Camino College's Institutional Self-Evaluation Report and the Report of the Evaluation Team that visited in October 2014. The Commission took action to reaffirm accreditation for El Camino College. The college is required to submit a Follow-Up Report by October 15, 2015. Included with the Follow-Up Report will be a campus visit by Commission representatives.  To view the ACCJC letter, click here.

Accreditation Update - October 22, 2014

During the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) four-day visit, team members conducted 49 meetings, met with 126 employees, and participated in three open forums. The team concluded the 2014 visit during an open forum exit meeting on October 9. Team chair Linda Lacy noted that El Camino College was well prepared for the visit. She also said that the Commission standards were addressed in the self-evaluation report.

The information provided by the team is unofficial and merely a brief summary of their findings during the visit. The Commission will meet in January 2015 to review the visiting team report and make their official findings. The Superintendent/ President will be informed of El Camino College’s accreditation status via letter sometime following that meeting.

The visiting team commended El Camino College for the following: efforts made to ensure continuity of educational services to the Compton community; a diverse and vibrant student life on campus; remarkable student ambassador and police cadet programs; comprehensive and meaningful work on SLO development and assessment at program, course and institutional levels; a viable distance education environment; and exceptional collaboration between library and instructional faculty relative to competency skills in English courses. The Compton Center was commended for the exceptional leadership and extra effort put forth by faculty, staff and administrators in addressing institutional challenges and student learning.

Areas of recommendation include: completing the integrated planning cycle; implementing ECC Compton Center’s fiscal management plan to ensure financial integrity; employing a planning, governance and decision-making process that leads to decisions via collegial consultation; and establishing a process for reviewing board policies and procedures, including establishing a timeline for review.


ACCJC Eligibility Requirements & Standards

Eligibility Requirements for Accreditation (PDF)

2014 Accreditation Standards (PDF)

Complaint Process

Here you will find information that will assist students and members of the public who wish to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions.


Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

10 Commercial Boulevard
Suite 204
Novato, CA94949


ECC Accreditation Documents


Letter from Commission - February 6, 2015

Letter from Commission
February 7, 2014

Letter from Commission
Follow-Up Visit Report
December 18, 2013

Letter from Commission -
February 11, 2013

Letter from Commission -Follow-Up Visit Report -November 14, 2012

 Letter from Commission - February 1, 2012

Letter from Commission -
March 23, 2011

Letter from Commission
- February 8, 2011

ACCJC Recommendations

Letter from Commission
- Jan 29, 2010

Letter from Commission
Dec 14, 2009

Letter from Commission
- Oct 13, 2009

Letter from Commission
- Jun 30, 2009

Letter from Commission
- Feb 3, 2009

   Final 2008 Team Report


Letter from Commission - August 18, 2014

Recent Commission Decisions:
ACCJC Standards and Processes - March 18,2014

Letter from Commission - USDE Achievement Data - 2013

Letter from Commission
(Rubric) - 2011

Accreditation White Pages
- Aug 4, 2010

Letter from Commission
- Jan 20, 2010

Letter from Accreditation
Task Force - Jan 13, 2010

Letter from Commission
- Jan 6, 2010




Accreditation Follow-Up Report - October 15, 2013

Accreditation Follow-Up Report - October 15, 2012

Accreditation Midterm Report
- October 15, 2011

-Follow-Up Report
- Oct 2010

Substantive Change
Proposal October 2010

Follow-Up Report
- Oct 2009

Follow-Up Report
- Apr 2009


What is Accreditation?

Letter of Eligibility from the Commission - March 26, 2015

ECC Compton Center Eligibility Application - Final Version January 2015 (pdf)

Process to Accreditation (March 2015)

Process to Accreditation (Dec 2013)

Process to Accreditation (Oct 2012)

Process to Accreditation (July 2012)

Process to Accreditation (Sep 2010)

Accreditation of ECC Compton Educational Center: Communications Plan 2010-2012

Accreditation Eligibility Proposal Status Report (October 27, 2011) PDF

 Last Published 4/15/15