Frequently Asked Questions About Accreditation
Updated May 2021
Q: What is accreditation?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: CR was notified in January 2018 that its accreditation was reaffirmed by the ACCJC for the full seven-year cycle, pending the submission of a follow-up report in 2019. The district submitted the report and the ACCJC reaffirmed accreditation for the full seven-year period.
Q: When is CRs next comprehensive accreditation visit?
A: CR will be visited by an ACCJC visiting team in fall 2024.
Q: When can I provide input to the visiting team?
A: Open Forums will be schedule when the visiting team finalizes the details surrounding its 2024 visit.
Q: Where can I find out more information about accreditation?
A: The accrediting commission, ACCJC, provides information on the topic at www.accjc.org