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Current Accreditation Status

Cypress College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 428 J Street., Suite 400, 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 at:

Current Accreditation Timeline

Fall 2022 – Fall 2023

Fall 2022Spring 2023Fall 2023December 2023
Evidence Collection
Improvement Plans
ISER Drafting
ISER Development
Compiling Drafts
Campus-Wide Forums
ISER Approvals
Shared Governance
Board of Trustees
December 15, 2023

Spring 2024 – Spring 2025

Spring 2024Fall 2024January 2025Spring 2025
ISER Review
Peer Review
Core Inquiries
Site Visit
Team Draft Report
Errors of Fact
Commission Action
Final Team Report
Accreditation Status
College Response
Address Compliance Requirements, if necessary
Continuous Improvement Process

Third-Party Comments to ACCJC

Cypress College’s next comprehensive peer review is Spring 2024 and Fall 2024: 

  • ISER Due Date: December 15, 2023 
  • Team ISER Review: March 18, 2024 
  • Focused Site Visit: Week of September 16, 2024 

A third-party comment assists the Commission as it considers applications for candidacy, accreditation, or reaffirmation of accreditation. When an institution is undergoing a review, the Commission requires the institution’s chief executive officer to notify the campus community and public of the opportunity for submission of third-party comments and the process for doing so. Any member of the college community or public may submit a third-party comment by completing the Commission’s online third-party comment form, available via the institution’s website or ACCJC’s website.

In order to ensure evaluation of applicable third-party comments by the peer review team, third-party comments should be received by the Commission staff no later than five weeks before the peer review team visit. Institutions will be provided an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments. 

Program-Specific Accrediting Bodies

ACCJC Accreditation Reports

ACCJC Accreditation Correspondence