Merced 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:

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College Letters & Reports

June 28, 2021

ACCJC Acceptance of Midterm Report Letter

March 15, 2021

ACCJC Midterm Report 2021

January 25, 2019

ACCJC Reaffirmation Letter

October 1, 2018

ACCJC Follow-up Report 2018

July 6, 2017

Good news!!! On June 23, 2017, we received official correspondence from ACCJC, informing us that our accreditation status has been reaffirmed for 18 months with recommendations to address and a follow-up report due at that time. See the full letter and recommendations below:

December 23, 2016 

Dear College Community, 

The Merced College Self-Evaluation now is complete! To directly connect to the document, click the link below to read the final version.  Note:  Much of the evidence is direct hyperlinks in the document to the College’s public website and external websites. However, there are documents cited with no hyperlinks that may be found in the evidence folders in Merced College's Accreditation Portal site.


Brian Ellison, Ed.D.
Accreditation Liaison Officer
Vice President of Instruction

Integrated Planning, Program Review and Shared Governance Handbooks  

October 13, 2015

Dear College Community:

In response to the Commission's letter of Additional Information and Notice of Enhanced Monitoring, the below attached letter addresses their request for additional information.

August 14, 2015

Dear College Community:

The Commission recently informed the College that following the 2015 Annual Report Responses they are requesting Additional Information and Notice of Enhanced Monitoring - Possible Special Report.

July 3, 2014

At its meeting in June 2014, the Commission acted to affirm the College's accredited status after reviewing the most recent Midterm Report, submitted in March 2014. 

On July 3, 2013 the College was informed the Commission took action to remove our warning status and reaffirm accreditation. See the links below for more information.

Accreditation Education

Historical Documents