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Frequently Asked Questions About Accreditation
March 17, 2014

Q: What is accreditation?
Accreditation is the process by which educators and their peers work together to observe and improve the quality of education. College of the Redwoods? accreditation is issued and re-evaluated by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC), which has accredited CR since 1967.  A student's course work at any accredited college is transferable to any other accredited educational institution; accreditation assures that the quality of education meets minimum standards.

Q: Is College of the Redwoods currently accredited?
Yes. CR is an accredited community college. Credits earned by students are transferable to other accredited institutions.

Q: What is CR's current accreditation status?
CR was notified in February 2014 that its accreditation was reaffirmed by the ACCJC.

Q: Where can I find out more information about accreditation?
  The accrediting commission, ACCJC, provides information on the topic at www.accjc.org