Diablo Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (contact information below), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
The college maintains its accreditation by fulfilling criteria that are determined by the ACCJC. Throughout its continuous six-year review cycle, Diablo Valley College conducts and publishes several review instruments, including an annual report, annual fiscal report, midterm report, comprehensive institutional self evaluation, and an evaluation review by a team of peers.
Diablo Valley College’s statement of accreditation can also be found in the front of the DVC catalog.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, at its meeting on January 7-9, 2015, reviewed the Institutional Self Evaluation Report and the Report of the External Evaluation Team that visited Diablo Valley College October 6-9, 2014.
The Commission took action to reaffirm accreditation. Read the Action Letter 2-6-2015.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, at its meeting January 10-12, 2018, reviewed the September 2017 Mid-Term Report.
The Commission took action to reaffirm accreditation. Read the January 26, 2018 Action Letter.
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
Additional information about accreditation, including filing complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org.
The following Diablo Valley College programs are accredited by programmatic accrediting bodies, which are responsible to determine license/certification eligibility.
Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene
Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678
American Culinary Federation Education Foundation
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, Florida 32095
California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
3400 Bradshaw Road, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95827
California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators
5230 Clark Avenue, Suite 3
Lakewood, CA 90713