Welcome to Moreno Valley College's Accreditation website. Moreno Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Moreno Valley College's Accreditation Status
Our college had its accreditation reaffirmed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in June 2014. ACCJC's reaffirmation of our accreditation was based on a comprehensive evaluation involving a collaboratively written Self Evaluation Report and an external team site visit in March 2014. This website provides access to all of our Accreditation work, including the most recent:
Current Accreditation Work
Moreno Valley College is currently undergoing the regularly scheduled comprehensive self-study process for reaffirmation of accreditation in 2020, which involves all members of the campus and the community.
As we review and evaluate our alignment to the accrediting commission's requirements and standards, you will find newsletters covering our institutional accreditation process and important reference documents below. The accreditation peer review team will visit Moreno Valley College from March 2 - 5, 2020.
2020 Accreditation Files
2019-20 Accreditation Newsletters
About the ACCJC
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC) accredits community colleges and other associate degree granting institutions in the Western region of the U.S. The ACCJC is one of seven regional accrediting commissions. The ACCJC is authorized to operate by the U.S. Department of Education through the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
The U.S. peer evaluation system of accreditation is one in which institutions voluntarily participate in self regulation and self evaluation developed to ensure overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness (The Commission's complete Purpose Statement is available in Article I, section 2 of its Bylaws). The ACCJC accreditation process provides assurance to the public that the accredited member colleges meet the Standards; the education earned at the institutions is of value to the student who earned it; and employers, trade or profession-related licensing agencies, and other colleges and universities can accept a student's credential as legitimate.
Submit Comments: ACCJC provides an opportunity for the public to submit comments about an institution during the regular accreditation process. To submit comments, individuals may download and complete the ACCJC Third Party Comment Form and return to the address provided on the form at least five weeks before the team's visit in March 2020.
Complaint Policy: The Commission provides a complaint process regarding an institution's compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards. More information is available at the the ACCJC Complaint website.