Accepted Accreditation

Colleges and Universities must ensure the quality of the education they offer by adhering to a specified set of evaluation criteria determined by private educational associations called accrediting agencies.  Colleges and universities that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency.

 

To be accepted by the San Mateo County Community College District, your courses must have been taken at an institution accredited by one of the following regional accrediting agencies:

 

MSA

Middle States Association (of Colleges and Schools)

NASC

Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (until 2003)

NWCCU

Northwest Comission on Colleges and Universities 

(NASC changed to NWCCU in 2003)

NCA

North Central Association (of Colleges and Schools)

NEASC-CIHE

New England Association of Schools and Colleges -

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

SACS

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

WASC-ACCJC

Western Association of Schools and Colleges - Accrediting

Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

WASC-ACSCU

Western Association of Schools and Colleges - Accrediting

Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

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