About Accreditation

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) provides information on its website about accreditation, its purpose, the peer review process and method by which the public can submit complains about member institutions.

The following are information resources about accreditation made available by ACCJC through their website:

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: (415) 506-0234
Email: accjc@accjc.org
Website: accjc.org

Program Specific Accreditation

Nursing: The Mendocino College RN program was accredited in 2003 by the California State Board of Registered Nursing; 1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 95834-1924; phone (916) 322-3350; email brn.licensing@dca.ca.gov. The most recent Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) continuing approval visit occurred in 2019. 

To contact the Director of the Nursing Program please call 707-468-3109 or email pgoebel@mendocino.edu For program specific information call 707-468-3099 or email gbushway@mendocino.edu

Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA): Effective October 29, 2019, the Mendocino College PTA Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: (703) 706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (707) 467-1062 or email sbogner@mendocino.edu. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.