Accreditation Status

Riverside City College fully supports and participates in institutional accreditation: an ongoing process designed to encourage improvement of academic quality, institutional effectiveness, and ultimately student success.

Riverside City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), 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.

Questions or comments about Accreditation at RCC can be sent to the College Accreditation Liaison Officer, Dr. Kristine Di Memmo at kristine.dimemmo@rcc.edu  
2020 ACCJC Action Letter

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a system of voluntary peer review that is unique to American educational institutions. The quality assurance process is achieved as institutions collectively set standards for good practice, conduct peer-based evaluations on a regular basis, confer accredited status on institutions, and make the results of accreditation review known to the public. It is a process by which accreditors provide students and the public with assurances of institutional integrity, quality, and effectiveness. Additional information about accreditation can be found at www.accjc.org.

Complaints against Member Institutions

Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the Commission about the college should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. Read more...

Complaints against the Commission

Individuals who wish to file a formal complaint to the Commission about the ACCJC should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. Read more...

Third Party Comments

During the semester when the college is undergoing review and being considered by the Commission, Third Party Comments to ACCJC are appropriate. At that time, students and members of the public will be able to submit Third Party Comments to the Commission.

Accreditation Reports and Documents

Riverside City College discloses information required by the Commission in accordance with ACCJC Standards.
Accreditation Reports

Accredited Programs

Disciplines  Specific Program(s) Accrediting/Approving Body
Applied Digital Media

​Electronic Publishing and Design

Applied Digital Media and Printing

Basic Graphic Communication

Basic Graphic Design

Print[ED] National Accreditation Program administered by the Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA)

9160 Red Branch Road
Suite E-9
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: (877)319-0906
2017 Confirmation Lette

Business Administration

​Accounting

Entrepreneurship

General Business

Human Resources

International Business

Management

Marketing

Paralegal

Real Estate

Accreditation Council For Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

U.S. World Headquarters
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213

Phone: (913)339-9356

2018 Confirmation Letter 

Computer Applications and Office Technology

Computer Applications and Office Technology-Executive Office Management

Accreditation Council For Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

U.S. World Headquarters
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213

Phone: (913)339-9356

2018 Confirmation Letter

Computer Information Systems

Computer Programming

Accreditation Council For Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

U.S. World Headquarters
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213

Phone: (913)339-9356

2018 Confirmation Letter

Computer Science

Computer Science Associate Degree for Transfer

Accreditation Council For Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

U.S. World Headquarters
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213

Phone: (913)339-9356

2018 Confirmation Letter

Early Childhood Education Child Development Center

Early Learning Program Accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

1313 L St. NW, Suite 500,
Washington, D.C. 20005

Phone: (202) 232-8777 and (800)424-2460

2016 Confirmation Letter 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The Riverside City College School of Nursing will host a site visit for Continuing Accreditation of the Associate Degree Nursing program and Initial Accreditation of the Vocational Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

The public is invited to meet with the site visit team and share comments about the program in a virtual meeting scheduled on October 21, 2021 from noon – 1 pm.

Please RSVP to Sally Lebow at sally.lebow@rcc.edu to receive the Zoom link.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Email: mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be sent to Dr. Stoll by October 3, 2021

Nursing

​Associate Degree of Nursing Program

 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 

Phone: (404) 975-5000
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
2014 Continued Accreditation Letter

Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)

Phone: (866)730-6127
2021 L Street, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036
2020 Initial Accreditation Letter

California Board of Registered Nurses (BRN)

Phone: (916)322-3350
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 944210 Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
2020 Approval Letter 

Nursing

Vocational Nursing Program 

California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)

Phone: (916)263-7800
2535 Capitol Oaks Dr. Suite 205 Sacramento, CA 95833
2020 Approval Letter

Effective January 28, 2021, the practical nursing program at Riverside City College located in Riverside, California is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on January 27, 2023.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this candidate program at http://www.acenursing.us/candidates/candidacy.asp 

2020 LETTER OF
CANDIDACY ELIGIBILITY
2020 LETTER OF
CANDIDACY APPROVAL
Nursing

Nursing Assistant Training Program 

California Department of Public Health  (CDPH)

Phone: (916)327-2445
P.O. Box 997416, Sacramento, CA 95899-7416
2020 Approval Letter