Grossmont College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (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. The Senior Dean of College Planning is the institution's Accreditation Liaison Officer. Accreditation by the ACCJC which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education of Accreditation signifies to the educational community and to the public at large that Grossmont College has met the standards of quality recognized as necessary for graduate competence and public funding. Appropriate courses are fully accepted on transfer by the University of California, the California State University, and by private four-year colleges and universities. Grossmont College agrees to adhere to the standards and requirements of the ACCJC at all times.
In 2019/20, Grossmont College underwent a review of its accreditation and was fully reaffirmed by ACCJC. Below are the principal documents associated with that process.
Dr. Joan Ahrens, Interim Senior Dean of College Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Accreditation Midterm Report - Due to ACCJC in Fall 2023
Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER) - Due to ACCJC in Fall 2026 (next comprehensive site visit)
The public, college community and students may make formal complaints to the ACCJC about Grossmont College or other member institutions or about the ACCJC itself. Information about these processes and the proper forms to use is found on the ACCJC Complaints Process page. We encourage students to first refer to the Grossmont College process for student complaints found on the Student Affairs page Complaints Process.
During the site visit & evaluation semester and up to five weeks before the Commission meeting where the evaluation is being considered, the public, college community and students may make comments about the institution using the Third Party Comments form, also found on the ACCJC Complaints Process page.
Grossmont College has several programs that are individually accredited by external agencies. Contact information about these agencies and links to the department home pages where Accreditation information is found are listed below. These programs are:
The Grossmont College Cardiovascular Technology Program is accredited for three specialty areas:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929