Riverside City College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Accreditation as a system of voluntary, non-governmental self-regulation and peer review is unique to American educational institutions. It is a system by which an institution evaluates itself in accordance with standards of good practice regarding goals and objectives; the appropriateness, sufficiency, and utilization of resources; the usefulness, integrity, and effectiveness of its processes; and the extent to which it is achieving its intended outcomes. It is a process by which accreditors provide students, the public, and each other with assurances of institutional integrity, quality, and effectiveness. Accreditation is intended to encourage institutions to plan for institutional improvement in quality and effectiveness.
Each institution affiliated with the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges accepts the obligation to undergo a cycle of periodic evaluation through institutional self evaluation and professional peer review. The heart of this obligation is conducting a rigorous self evaluation during which an institution appraises itself against the Accreditation Standards in terms of its stated institutional purposes.
** Announcement on July 3, 2014 **
First of all, kindly accept my congratulations on the college’s reaffirmation for accreditation. It is an outcome of a remarkable collaboration and dedication of all of us. Please find the Action Letter from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC), signed by President Barbara A. Beno, on the action taken by the ACCJC on Riverside City College at the June 2014 Commission meeting. RCC's ACCJC Evaluation Team Report 2014.pdf
Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.