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Cosumnes River College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Ste 204, Novato, CA 94949, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Current Status: CRC has received reaffirmation of accreditation from the ACCJC.

Upcoming Review

CRC will undergo a comprehensive review for reaffirmation of accreditation in 2022. The review will follow a formative/summative model and will take place in two portions. First, there will be a review of the Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) that the college is preparing to show how it meets the expectations for accreditation. Following this initial review, the College will receive a set of Core Inquiries that the review team would like to know more about. Second there will be a focused site visit for the review team to gather additional information via interviews, data requests, and meetings to discuss the Core Inquiries. The Team ISER Review and Focused Site visit will inform the review team’s report. This will be reviewed by the commission to direct the decision on the college’s reaffirmation. CRC’s review will take place during the following timeframes:

  • Team ISER Review: February 23, 2022
  • Focused Site Visit: Week of October 10, 2022

Any member of the college community or public may submit a third-party comment by completing the Commission’s online third-party comment form. A third-party comment assists the Commission as it considers applications for candidacy, accreditation, or reaffirmation of accreditation.

For more information on the accreditation review process and the College’s ISER, please visit CRC’s self-enroll Canvas course on accreditation.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a system of peer-review in which educational institutions are held responsible for a set of requirements and standards to ensure the quality of education provided to students. "The purposes of regional accreditation include encouraging institutions to improve academic quality, institutional effectiveness, and, ultimately, student success." To learn more about accreditation, take a look at the following sites:

Program Accreditation and Regional Memberships

Automotive Mechanics Technology (AMT)

The Automotive Mechanics Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation in all eight areas of Automotive Service Excellence.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SONOG)

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Fire Technology (FT)

The Fire Technology program is accredited by the California State Fire Marshal – State Fire Training.

Health Information Technology (HIT)

The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in collaboration with the American Health Information Management Association.

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Pharmacy Technology

The Pharmacy Technology program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Veterinary Technology and Medical Assisting

The Veterinary Technology program has been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

College and University

The University of California, California State University system, and all other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for appropriate courses completed at Cosumnes River College. The college holds institutional memberships in the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the Community College League of California.