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ELAC Accreditation

Understanding Accreditation

East Los Angeles College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The ACCJC is located at 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 and can be contacted at (415) 506-0234.

Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org

In June 2023, the ACCJC voted to reaffirm accreditation for the College after reviewing ELAC's Institutional Self-Evaluation Report and the findings of the peer review team report from their site visit from March 8-10, 2023. The Commission recognized the exemplary performance of the College for its committment to and significant evidence of continuous improvement. There were no compliance issues or recommendations for improving institutional effectiveness. Details are included in the following documents:



In August 2022, the College submitted its Institutional Self-Evaluation Report to the ACCJC as a part of a comprehensive review that is conducted every seven years. The College will host a visiting team from March 8-10, 2023.

In March 2020, the College submitted its Midterm Report addressing the Commission's improvement recommendations, self-selected actionable improvement plans, and quality focus essays from the College's Institutional Self-Evaluation Report.

In June 2020, the ACCJC determined that the College's progress was appropriate and accepted the report.

In October 2017, the College submitted the Follow-Up Report, addressing the three compliance recommendations made to the College and the eight compliance recommendations made to the District.

In January 2018, the ACCJC found that East Los Angeles College addressed its compliance recommendations, corrected deficiences, and currently meets all Standards. As such, the ACCJC has reaffirmed ELAC's accreditation for the remainder of the cycle. A Midterm Report is due March 15, 2020.

East Los Angeles College underwent a comprehensive review in March 2016. Based on the College’s Institutional 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 on October 1, 2017. Reaffirmation for 18 months indicates the College is in substantial compliance with the Accreditation Standards.

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 East Los Angeles College, which will undergo review in spring 2023, should use the Third Party Comment Form and include their name, address, phone number, and email address. Comments must be received five weeks before a scheduled Commission meeting.

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

Accreditation Steering Committee

Agendas & Minutes

Program Accreditations 

Automobile Technology

National Automotive
Technicians Education
Foundation, INC

101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175

To file a complaint:​​ @email or (703) 669-6650

Respiratory Therapy

Commission on Accreditation
for Respiratory

COARC Address:
264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690, USA

To file a complaint: Complaint Process
or (817) 283-2835


Board of Registered Nursing

PO Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244

To file a complaint: The Complaint Process or (916) 322-3350

At its November 2019 Board Meeting the BRN placed the East Los Angeles College Associate Degree Nursing Program on "Warning Status with Intent to Close the Program" and required Monthly Progress Reports to be submitted to the Nursing Education Consultant.

Emergency Medical Technician

Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services

10100 Pioneer Blvd, Suite 200, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Contact: (562) 378-1500

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Skills Certificate program is approved by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency, a department of Los Angeles County Health Services, in accordance with State of California Title 22.

Note: The documents above are in PDF format and will require the PDF plug-in, click here to get a free download. 


Next comprehensive review: Spring 2023

ACCJC Contact


331 J Street
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814


E-Mail: @email
Phone: (415) 506-0234
Website: http://www.accjc.org/