Welcome to Cuyamaca College's Accreditation website. Cuyamaca College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) region of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).
Accreditation is a voluntary system of self-regulation and peer review based on standards of good practice. It is designed to assure students and the surrounding community that the college meets or exceeds these standards which reflect minimum conditions of quality and service for accredited institutions. These standards of good practice are developed by professional peers (faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the public), and adopted by WASC/ACCJC.
While Cuyamaca College uses the Accreditation Standards to guide institutional decisions and program design on a daily basis, every six years it undergoes a comprehensive self-evaluation of all programs and services measuring itself against the Accreditation Standards. Following the self-evaluation, the Accrediting Commission assigns a team of peer evaluators to conduct a site visit to the college, where documentary evidence; interviews of faculty, staff, and students; and observation of instruction and support service programs is undertaken. The team's task is to validate the college's self-evaluation report and to develop a comprehensive evaluation report and recommendation to the Accrediting Commission.
This website is designed to facilitate the dissemination of WASC/ACCJC communications with the college as well as serve as a repository for the college's current and historical accreditation reports. The site also links to all of WASC's education and training materials. Cuyamaca College is committed to quality and to continuous improvement, and embraces the accreditation process as an essential part of our ongoing efforts for improvement and for supporting student success. I welcome your suggestions.
Dr. Julianna Barnes
President, Cuyamaca College
Cuyamaca College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation reports are available and may be reviewed at the Office of the President. The College is approved for the education of veterans under the various United States public laws and the California veteran enactments, and is approved by the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization for foreign student attendance under education visas.
The mission of Cuyamaca College is to serve a diverse community of students who seek to benefit from the college's wide range of educational programs and services