East Los Angeles College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (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 

2020 Midterm Report to the ACCJC

In March 2020, the College submitted its Midterm Report addressing the Commission's improvement recommendations, self-selected actionable improvement plans, and quality focus essays from the College's Institutional Self-Evaluation Report

In June 2020, the ACCJC determined that the College's progress was appropriate and accepted the report.

2017 Follow-Up Report to the ACCJC

In October 2017, the College submitted the Follow-Up Report, addressing the three compliance recommendations made to the College and the eight compliance recommendations made to the District.

In January 2018, the ACCJC found that East Los Angeles College addressed its compliance recommendations, corrected deficiences, and currently meets all Standards. As such, the ACCJC has reaffirmed ELAC's accreditation for the remainder of the cycle. A Midterm Report is due March 15, 2020.

2016 Visit from the ACCJC

East Los Angeles College underwent a comprehensive review in March 2016. Based on the College’s Institutional Self Evaluation Report and accompanying evidence, the Report prepared by the visiting team, the written response submitted by the College, and the presentation made to the ACCJC by President Martinez, the Commission reaffirmed the College’s accreditation for 18 months with a follow-up report due on October 1, 2017. Reaffirmation for 18 months indicates the College is in substantial compliance with the Accreditation Standards.

Third-Party Comments to the ACCJC

A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Such comment must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address and telephone number of the correspondent. Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments.

Individuals who wish to make comments on East Los Angeles College, which will undergo review in spring 2023, should use the Third Party Comment Form and include their name, address, phone number, and email address. Comments must be received five weeks before a scheduled Commission meeting.

For more information and to access the Third Party Comment Form click here.

Spring 2016 visit:

  1. July 8, 2016 Notification from ACCJC re: Accreditation Status
  2. ELAC External Evaluation Report with Commission Revisions
  3. Accreditation Status Announcement Letter to Campus
  4. Self Evaluation Report

Program Accreditations

Program accreditation for Health Information Technology:


233 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601

To file a complaint: info@cahiim.org or (312) 233-1100

Program accreditation for Automobile Technology:


101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175

To file a complaint: webmaster@natef.org or (703) 669-6650

Program accreditation for Respiratory Therapy:


1248 Harwood Rd.
Bedford, TX 76021

To file a complaint: http://www.coarc.com/26.html or (817) 283-2835

Program accreditation for Nursing:


PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244

To file a complaint: http://www.rn.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml or (916) 322-3350

At its November 2019 Board Meeting the BRN placed the East Los Angeles College Associate Degree Nursing Program on "Warning Status with Intent to Close the Program" and required Monthly Progress Reports to be submitted to the Nursing Education Consultant. 

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