Foothill College Accreditation
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Foothill College is preparing for its upcoming accreditation in 2017.

Foothill College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This organization is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Foothill College's accreditation was reaffirmed by the ACCJC in January of 2012 following the completion of a comprehensive self study in August of 2011 and site evaluation team visit in October 2011.

In January 2013, the ACCJC reviewed Foothill College's Follow-Up Report, which addressed four recommendations made by the site evaluation team in 2011. In February 2013 the ACCJC wrote to Foothill College and stated that all recommendations had been addressed and any associated deficiencies resolved. Foothill College submitted a Mid-Term Report to ACCJC in Fall of 2014.

The college maintains its accreditation by fulfilling criteria that are determined by the ACCJC. Throughout its continuous six-year review cycle, Foothill College conducts and publishes several review instruments, including an annual report, annual fiscal report, midterm report, comprehensive institutional self-study, and an evaluation review by a team of peers.

Foothill College views accreditation as an ongoing process and invites community members, students, faculty and staff to be informed and participate. Essential elements of the 2012-2013 cycle included a Follow Up Report and visit by an ACCJC Evaluation Team, further implementation of program review and the college integrated planning and budgeting structure, and updates to our educational master plan. To be truly meaningful to the institution, these measurement activities and instruments must include collaborative decision-making and support from Foothill College stakeholders.

It is important to know which college representatives are leading Foothill in its ongoing accreditation cycle. If you have questions, comments or concerns, e-mail or call the following accreditation representatives.

College Reports, Letters and Documents

Previous Self Study, Mid Term Reports and ACCJC Communications

Accreditation Process Documents

Foothill is also accredited by the:

Substantive Change Documents

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