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Rowena M. Tomaneng, President

Rowena M. Tomaneng

Berkeley City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges which is located at 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949; Phone: (415) 506-0234; FAX: (415) 506- 0238;
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Welcome to Berkeley City College’s Accreditation Website. According to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), accreditation is the process for evaluating and assuring the quality of education used by the American higher education community. The accreditation standards clearly reflect standards of good practice. The Standards were crafted by peers (faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the public) and reflect minimum conditions of quality and
services for accredited institutions.


On Monday, June 29, 2015, BCC received official notification from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The letter announced the result of the ACCJC External Evaluation Team visit to Berkeley City College March 9-12, 2015.  The letter stated that Berkeley City College is being placed on warning for the District deficiencies.  Even though the college is on warning because of the District deficiencies, it remains fully accredited. Warning is the first and least severe sanction of three levels which are: Warning, Probation and Show Cause. This link to a Question and Answer  information sheet will provide you with details about Berkeley City College’s accreditation status as well as ACCJC college and District recommendations.


Through this website you will find our Accreditation Self Evaluation, our Actionable Improvement Plans, as well as evidence validating how Berkeley City College meets the Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards. While BCC continuously strives to improve our quality teaching and learning, you are always welcome to join the process by making informal comment in person or via Suggestion Boxes located on campus, or formal comment using the Third Party Comment Form.


Rowena M. Tomaneng





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