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American River College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)--an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. In January 2010, ARC the Commission reaffirmed ARC's accreditation with the highest ranking a college can receive.
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Individual ARC programs with additional accreditation include:
Accreditation is a voluntary, independent review of educational programs to determine that the education provided is of uniform and sound quality. Being awarded accreditation ensures that an institution has been evaluated and that it met set standards of quality determined by the accrediting organization granting the accreditation. A college or university's accreditation is maintained by continued adherence to the set criteria. Courses offered at an accredited institution generally are transferable to other institutions and qualify for financial aid.
For an explanation of the accreditation process, visit the website of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.