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Accreditation Reaffirmed for Cerritos College

The College Has Been Fully Accredited Since 1959

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Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878 

NORWALK, Calif. – July 7, 2017 – Cerritos College had its accreditation status fully reaffirmed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The Commission accredits community colleges throughout California. After the College’s midterm report and review, the ACCJC found the College to be in full compliance and its accreditation status was reaffirmed with no recommendations. 

Cerritos College is reviewed every six years, including a mid-year report every three years. Accreditation is an external review process that ensures that education provided by an institution of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality determined by the Commission. The College’s next self-evaluation is scheduled for spring 2020.

“I would like to thank our faculty, staff, and administration for their hard work and dedication to our College,” said Dr. Jose Fierro, president/superintendent, Cerritos College. “As we gear up for the spring 2020 report, it is important to maintain our focus on student learning and student achievement in order to demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement.”

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About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at



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