Butte College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges,
331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org.
Each institution affiliated with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) accepts the obligation to undergo a cycle of periodic evaluation through self study and professional peer review. The heart of this obligation is conducting a rigorous self-evaluation, during which an institution appraises itself against the Commission’s standards in terms of its stated institutional purposes.
The cycle of evaluation requires a comprehensive self-study every six or seven years following accreditation reaffirmation and a visit by a team of peers. The cycle includes a mandatory midterm report in the third year as well as any other reports requested by the Commission. All reports beyond the comprehensive self-evaluation may be followed by a visit by Commission representatives.
In December 2021, the Board of Trustees approved the college's comprehensive Institutional Self-Evaluation Report. The college received a virtual site visit on February 28 - March 3, 2022. The visiting team is currently in the process of developing its report from the visit. The team report will be reviewed by the accrediting commission at its June meeting and results of the meeting will determine the accreditation status of the college in an action letter to the college.