Diverse group of ten students with their professor, smiling on the main Laney College quad


Laney College Accreditation

Laney College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814
P:  (415) 506-0234 | E:


September 30, 2022: 2022 Follow Up Report

September 30, 2022: Letter from President Besikof to ACCJ

April 7, 2022: 2022 Annual Report

April 6, 2022:  2022 Annual Fiscal Report

January 27, 2022:  Action Letter from ACCJC


November 11, 2021: Follow-Up_Site-Visit_Team Report

October 1, 2021:  Follow-Up Report

October 1, 2021: Teach-Out Plan

June 28, 2021:  Action Letter from ACCJC

April 15, 2021:  2021 Annual Report

March 1, 2021:  Peer Review Report

February 1, 2021:  Action Letter from ACCJC

January 6, 2021:  ACCJC Acknowledgment of Receipt of ISER


Laney College Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER)

This is Laney College’s deep, thorough report on the students and community we serve, the processes and resources we utilize, and how well we meet the standards of competency and excellence required for accreditation. Those standards are defined by educators from colleges throughout the western United States. The ‘ISER’ provides the basis for the accreditation commission (ACCJC) as it conducts a full review the College’s accreditation status.

December 31, 2020:  Laney Special Team Report

December 16, 2020:  Special Site Visit Team Report

November 1, 2020:  ACCJC Special Response Letter

January 27, 2020:  ACCJC Action Letter

(Previous years’ documents and files can be found in the Archive.)


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 Comments Form ( and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled peer review team visit. (Five weeks prior to the March 1-4 visit is Jan. 25th.)


Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. The following is a link to the Commission’s Policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions along with the appropriate forms. This information will assist the user in understanding the issues the Commission can and cannot address through its complaint process. Complaints may be submitted at