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Accreditation is a review process designed to ensure that institutions achieve and maintain acceptable standards of quality in all that they do. The process is both internal and external, with both the college and the accrediting commission performing evaluations and engaging in dialogue about our mission, our performance in the past, and our vision for the future. The review covers every aspect of the college, from the quality of our educational programs and services to administrative decision processes to resources and finances. Institutional accreditation allows us to provide federal financial aid to our students, receive federal funding, offer degree and certification programs that are recognized and accepted by other institutions, and articulate our courses with other colleges and universities. Every six years the college is reviewed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), which is a commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
UPDATE: Oxnard College Midterm Report
In February 2013, the Commission took action to remove probation and reaffirm accreditation. Congratulations to all who participated in addressing the concerns of the Commission. It has been a truly collective effort by all to work to meet all the standards expected by our accreditation agency.
In Spring 2012, the colleges of the Ventura County Community College District, including Oxnard College, were placed on probation by the Commission. The colleges remain fully accredited while the colleges are on probation. Classes and credits continue to be transferable to other educational institutions. Eligible students are receiving financial aid. No accreditation issues exist in classroom education, and students are graduating with associate degrees and certificates.
In October 2012, Oxnard College filed a follow-up report, with supporting evidence documents, as well as a special report in response to the Commission's Concerns.
- OC Follow-Up Report, October 2012
- OC Accreditation Special Report, October 2012
Oxnard College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.