Accreditation

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LASC Is Fully Accredited!

Accreditation is a comprehensive process for evaluating and certifying the quality of education and is designed to assure students and the greater public that an educational institution meets or exceeds standards of good practice recognized by the educational community. Accreditation assures that college course credits, associate degrees, and occupational certificates will be recognized by other colleges and universities, guaranteeing that academic work may be transferred in pursuit of advanced degrees.

Los Angeles Southwest College is in full compliance with all accreditation requirements by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (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 www.accjc.org.   

LASC's most recent review by ACCJC was a Follow-Up Report and Visit in 2017. 

LASC's 2019-20 Midterm Report submitted to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges can be viewed at this link.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, at its meeting June 10-12, 2020, reviewed the Midterm Report and related evidentiary materials submitted by Los Angeles Southwest College. After consideration of the Report, the Commission has determined that the institution’s progress is appropriate and has accepted the report. View the letter from the ACCJC on this decision.

LASC's most recent review by ACCJC was a Follow-Up Report and Visit in 2017.