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Frequently Asked Questions About Accreditation

Updated February 2015

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 February 2014 that its accreditation was reaffirmed by the ACCJC.

Q: When is CRs next comprehensive accreditation visit?
A: CR will be visited by an ACCJC visiting team in Fall 2017.

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