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ACCJC Accreditation Team Visit
February 25 - 28, 2019


ACCJC Accreditation Team Visit
February 25 - 28, 2019


Coastline College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the 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 (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found on the ACCJC website.

Coastline's Paralegal Program has been approved by the American Bar Association since 1985. The American Bar Association approval process can be found in the ABA guidelines most recently published September 2018. Each ABA approved program must go through a re-approval every seven years. An interim report is due to the ABA every three years through that seven-year cycle. Coastline’s most recent re-approval occurred in 2014 and interim report was approved as submitted in 2017. The next cycle for Coastline’s ABA approval will occur in 2021. A directory of ABA approved programs can be found on the ABA’s website. If you have any questions regarding Coastline’s ABA approval, please contact program coordinator Stephen Barnes ( or the ABA directly.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is a process for evaluating and assuring the quality of education used by the American higher education community. Each institution affiliated with the ACCJC voluntarily undergoes a seven-year cycle of institutional self-evaluation and professional peer review, measuring itself against the Accreditation Standards. Based upon reports and peer review, the Commission determines the accredited status of an institution, which is made public through Commission announcements.

Self-Evaluation Visit

Coastline Community College wishes to announce that it will host an ACCJC evaluation team visit February 25-28, 2019. The review will be based on the Institutions Self Evaluation Report (ISER) and how well the College meets ACCJC's Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and the Commission Policies. The visiting team will have opportunities to conduct interviews of employees and students to validate information provided in the ISER. The final evaluation of the College, including ACCJC's recommendations for accreditation, will be received in a formal written document in July, 2019. The letter and Evaluation Report will be published online at that time.

Accreditation Documents

2019 Institutional Self-Evaluation Report

2016 Midterm Report

2015 ACCJC Documents

View Supporting Documents

Spring 2014 Follow-Up Report & Supporting Documents

View Supporting Documents

2013 ACCJC Reports

2013 Self Evaluation Report

Past Accreditation Documents

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