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Accreditation Status


Allan Hancock College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
331 J Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
(415) 506-0234

The ACCJC is 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:

Third Party Comments to the ACCJC

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 comments 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 their applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments. Third Party Comment Form

2022 Institutional Self Evaluation Report

ISER 12/07/2022

2023 Accreditation Site Visits

ISER Team Roster

Letter from ACCJC

Hancock received reaffirmation of accreditation through 2023. 
View official letter from ACCJC

2020 Accreditation Midterm Report

ACCJC Letter of Acceptance of the 2020 Midterm Report

2020 ACCJC Midterm Report

2017 Accreditation Follow-Up Report

Accreditation 2017 Follow-Up Report 

ACCJC Communication

2016 Accreditation Team Visit Brochure

2016 Accreditation

Accreditation 2016 Comprehensive Institutional Self-Evaluation Report     

  1. Introduction, Data/Organization
  2. Certifications
  3. Standard I: Mission, Academic Quality and Institutional Effectiveness and Integrity
  4. Standard II: Student Learning Programs and Support Services
  5. Standard III: Resources
  6. Standard IV: Leadership and Governance
  7. Quality Focus Essay
  8. Changes and Plans from the 2016 Self-Evaluation Process, Glossary of Acronyms and Notes