Educational Quality

Mt. San Antonio College’s accreditation has been reaffirmed.  Mt. SAC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), 428 J Street, Suite 400, 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.  

Committed to excellence through institutional effectiveness

Recent Accreditation Work

Accreditation Resources

What is . . . ?

    • Accreditation

      Accreditation is both a process and a status. As a process, it ensures that institutions of higher education meet standards of quality and provide educational programs, services, credentials, and credits that students and the community can trust. The process also verifies that institutions have the resources and infrastructure to sustain and improve the quality of their educational offerings and services.

      As a result of a successful accreditation process, institutions gain an accredited status that qualifies them for federal grants and contracts, enables them to distribute federal financial aid, and ensures that their students can transfer credits to another accredited institution. Many employers also require credentials from accredited institutions as a condition of employment. Ultimately, an accredited status signifies that an institution meets expectations for educational quality, sound institutional practice, and resources for students’ success.

    • ISER

      An Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER) is submitted to Mt. SAC’s accrediting body, the ACCJC, for the purpose of assisting in the determination of our accreditation status. The ISER evaluates our alignment to ACCJC’s requirements and standards.

    • Annual Report

      Annual accreditation reports are submitted to the ACCJC to demonstrate continued effort and data-based evidence of progress towards our goals related to accreditation, continuous improvement of education quality, and institutional effectiveness.

    • Standards

      ACCJC Accreditation Standards are statements of good practice that reflect expectations for educational quality and institutional effectiveness. They are the basis for comprehensive institutional evaluations by ACCJC for reaffirmation of accreditation.

      View ACCJC Standards and Policies

    • Accreditation Steering Committee

      The Accreditation Steering Committee serves as ambassadors to Mt. SAC in engaging campus constituencies in the processes of accreditation.  The Committee collaboratively guides College progress and the self-reflection processes for accreditation.

    • Accreditation Core Team
    • School of Continuing Education ACS WASC Accreditation

      Mt. San Antonio College School of Continuing Education (SCE) holds a six-year status of accreditation as an adult school by the Accrediting Commission for Schools (ACS) which is a part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

    • Programmatic Accreditation

      Mt. San Antonio College seeks to maintain the highest standards in the programs and services it offers to students. In addition to ACCJC accreditation Mt. SAC also offers specialty education programs which are accredited by professional bodies with a commitment to quality service and instruction.

      Program Accreditation 

Mt. San Antonio College

“The team was impressed with the ISER that features the thematic element of "weaving our story together” and an inclusive and broad participatory approach to the writing and evidence gathering process.”

Peer Review Team Report 2024

“The team was impressed with Mt. SAC’s strong commitment to sustainability featured in new college buildings, distinctive campus features, and awards provided to student sustainability champions.”

Peer Review Team Report 2024

“The team was impressed with Mt. SAC’s commitment to governance transparency that includes the posting of Cabinet meeting notes, easy web-based access to student learning outcomes, and governance committee documents.”

Peer Review Team Report 2024

"The team commends the College for its student-centric approach to support services and engagement in co-curricular and athletic programs, which has resulted in significant increases in student success outcomes.”

Peer Review Team Report 2024

"The team was impressed with Mt. SAC’s dedicated approach to providing technology services that meet the needs of students on campus or at home.”

Peer Review Team Report 2024

“The team was impressed with the mission and vision statement that highlights the College’s efforts to promote economic and social mobility for its students, and a deep commitment to fighting racism, promoting equity, and celebrating diversity.”

Peer Review Team Report 2024

Accreditation of Histotechnology B.S. Degree

In October 2022 the ACCJC Committee on Substantive Change approved Mt. SAC to offer a Histotechnology B.S. Degree.

Your Voice Matters

The Accreditation Steering Committee provides leadership for accreditation work as do the faculty members who oversee program accreditation.  Transparency is key to continuously progressing as an educational institution. We encourage comments, suggestions, feedback, and complaints be shared directly with a member of our Accreditation Core Team for immediate action. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: