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accreditation heading: ELAC Accreditation 2016 - Looking Back, Moving Forward

East Los Angeles College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., 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. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:

East Los Angeles College went through a comprehensive review in March 2016. Based on the College’s Self Evaluation Report and accompanying evidence, the Report prepared by the visiting team, the written response submitted by the College, and the presentation made to the ACCJC by President Martinez, the Commission reaffirmed the College’s accreditation for 18 months with a follow-up report due at that time.  Reaffirmation for 18 months indicates the College is in substantial compliance with the Accreditation Standards.  The report will address the three compliance recommendations made to the College and the eight compliance recommendations made to the District. More information is contained in the documents below.  


A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Such comment must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address and telephone number of the correspondent. Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments.

Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comment Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled Commission meeting.

For more information and to access the Third Party Comment Form click here.


Spring 2016 visit:


Program Accreditations
Program accreditation for Health Information Technology:
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
233 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
To file a complaint: or (312) 233-1100
Program accreditation for Automobile Technology:
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc.
101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175
To file a complaint: or (703) 669-6650
Program accreditation for Respiratory Therapy:
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Rd.
Bedford, TX 76021
To file a complaint: or (817) 283-2835
Program accreditation for Nursing:
Board of Registered Nursing
PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244
To file a complaint: or (916) 322-3350

The Board of Registered Nursing, at its September 3, 2015 meeting in Sacramento, California voted the following action: “Place East Los Angeles College Associate Degree Nursing Program on warning status with intent to close the nursing program. The program is required to submit quarterly progress reports to the Nursing Education Consultant and return to the Education/Licensing Committee in August 2016.”

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