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Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
​10 Commercial Boulevard
Suite 2014
Novato, CA 94949
Phone: (415) 506-0234

BRN Approval
Board of Registered Nursing
1747 North Market Boulevard
Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 322-3350
Accreditation Commission for Education in  Nursing
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354

Ventura College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

The primary purpose of the ACCJC-accredited institution is to foster student learning and student achievement. Accreditation is an ongoing review process designed to promote academic quality and to ensure that the college is fulfilling its institutional mission through assessment. Colleges evaluate their performance relative to standards established by the ACCJC. The process is intended to encourage self-reflection and improvement through ongoing, integrated planning and evaluation. 

Accreditation History at Ventura College:

ACCJC's peer review process includes a self-evaluation report and a campus visit by a team of ACCJC evaluators to verify the accuracy of the report and recommend ways to improve. ACCJC most recently reaffirmed its accreditation of Ventura College in February 2014. The decision to continue affirmation of accreditation was based on Ventura College's October 2013 Midterm Report. The next comprehensive evaluation for accreditation is scheduled for September 2016. 

In Fall 2014, Ventura College began preparations for ACCJC's Fall 2016 campus visit. College constituents have been working in teams to prepare the self-evaluation report that will address how well the college meets the ACCJC standards. 

Our Upcoming ACCJC Accreditation Team Visit is scheduled for
 September 26-29, 2016.

Visit Information:


For questions about our accreditation efforts or accredited status, contact Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Learning Kimberly Hoffmans.

Vice President of Academic Affairs
Kimberly Hoffmans
Office: ADM - 17
Phone: (805) 289-6380