Bakersfield College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The ACCJC is one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Every six years as part of the accreditation process, Bakersfield College must undertake a comprehensive self study that culminates with a multi-day visit from a team of evaluators. This team, from the ACCJC, evaluates the quality of the college and assesses the degree to which the college meets the accreditation standards.
Bakersfield College accreditation was reaffirmed by the visiting in 2012 and by a follow-up visit in 2013. We are beginning the new cycle with the 2018 Self-Review.
The Accreditation Team is holding several forums to educate Bakersfield College Faculty and Staff on each standard. Please attend a forum to understand what we are doing to meet the standards and how you can help provide evidence.
Friday, December 1st, 2017. This forum will be hosted by College Council. Time and location will be posted soon.
Held November 6th, 2017. See the Accreditation Forum: Standard III Presentation.
Held October 12th, 2017. See the Accreditation Forum: Standard II Presentation.
Held September 26th, 2017. See the Accreditation Forum: Standard I Presentation.
The ACCJC adopted updated standards and eligibility requirements in June 2014.