Frequently Asked Questions About Accreditation

Updated February 2015

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: When is CRs next comprehensive accreditation visit?
A: CR will be visited by an ACCJC visiting team on October 9 - 12, 2017.

Q: When can I provide input to the visiting team?
A: Open Forums will be held in the Eureka Boardroom on October 10, 2017 from 1 - 2 pm, and October 11, 2017 from 11 - 12 pm. Everyone in the community is welcome.

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

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