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Rowena Tomaneng

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.
I am pleased to announce that accreditation for Berkeley City College has been reaffirmed.  The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, in its recent meeting determined that BCC has addressed concerns raised in an earlier review.  During a November site visit, commissioners reviewed whether the college had resolved deficiencies noted during the Spring 2015 comprehensive review.  And, in its January meeting, the commission determined that BCC meets those standards.
This is wonderful news for BCC! As president of BCC, I applaud the efforts of our faculty and staff who worked tirelessly to address the areas of concern raised by the commission.  In its letter to me, the commission acknowledges BCC for “sharing the values and the work of accreditation to ensure educational quality and to support student success.”
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



  • Accreditation at Berkeley City College

    Tuesday 21 November 2017


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