Irvine Valley College Accreditation Status Reaffirmed

Irvine Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC),Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 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 at www.accjc.org.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a voluntary system of self regulation developed to evaluate overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness (The Commission’s complete Purpose Statement is available in Article I, section 2 of its Bylaws).

What is the ACCJC?

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC) accredits community colleges and other associate degree granting institutions in the Western region of the U.S. The ACCJC is one of seven regional accrediting commissions.

Why is accreditation important?

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accreditation process provides assurance to the public that the accredited member colleges meet the Standards; the education earned at the institutions is of value to the student who earned it; and employers, trade or profession-related licensing agencies, and other colleges and universities can accept a student’s credential as legitimate.

Who oversees the ACCJC?

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges is authorized to operate by the U.S. Department of Education through the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

Each college affiliated with ACCJC must undergo periodic evaluation of their programs and services through self study and peer review in a seven year cycle. Irvine Valley College received its most recent reaffirmation of accreditation on June 23, 2017.


Irvine Valley College 2021 Midterm Report


2018 Substantive Change Proposal


2018 Accreditation Follow-Up Report

This Accreditation Follow-Up Report is submitted in response to recommendations cited in the Commission's action letter of June 23, 2017.


2017 Accreditation Self Evaluation Report

Irvine Valley College will be submitting its 2017 "Self Evaluation of Educational Quality and Institutional Effectiveness" report to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in anticipation of the external evaluation site visit scheduled for February 2017.


This website provides public access to all of Irvine Valley College's accreditation-related records. Documents will be posted as they become available. Additional information about the accrediting commission and accreditation process is available at left. Linked documents are in PDF format. (Download Acrobat Reader)


Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) is located at 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 92949. Telephone contact is 415-506-0234, and email contact is accjc@accjc.org.