MiraCosta College embraces accreditation as an ongoing process designed to promote educational quality and institutional effectiveness.

MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 10 Commercial Boulevard, 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: The college is also approved by the California Department of Education for the training of veterans under the provisions of the G.I. Bill of Regulations.

2010 ACCJC Accreditation Certificate

ACCJC Statement of Accreditation Status for MiraCosta College

The following MiraCosta College programs have additional accreditation through their respective agencies:

Registered Nursing (ADN) Program

Accredited by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, P.O. Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100.  To inquire about filing a complaint, call 916.322.3350.

Surgical Technology Program

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. Phone: 727.210.2350. Submit complaints electronically at

Licensed Vocational Nursing Program

Accredited by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833. Phone: 916.263.7800; email: File a complaint by contacting the Education Division at 916.263.7843.

Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Approved through California Department of Public Health Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS), CAN/HHA/CHT Certification Unit, P.O. Box 997416, MS-3301, Sacramento, CA 95899-7377. Email: To file a complaint, call 916.492.8232.

The Adult High School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 533 Airport Blvd., Suite 200, Burlingame, CA 94010. Southern California satellite office: 43517 Ridge Park Drive, Suite 100, Temecula, CA 92590-3615. Phone: 951.693.2550; email: Access for guidelines on how to file a complaint.

Our Pledge

MiraCosta College makes a solemn pledge of quality assurance and dedication of its resources and processes to foster student success, assess student learning, and pursue institutional excellence.

Our Commitment

MiraCosta College commits to a systemic and sustained focus on continuous improvement through self-reflection, collaboration and institution-wide dialogue, assuring the integrity, effectiveness, and quality of our institution.

Our Efforts

MiraCosta College has embraced accreditation as an ongoing process designed for institutional improvement.  Our progress and efforts to continually improve, including an Accreditation Scorecard, Progress Report and extensive supporting evidence are set forth below in detail.

Accreditation Documents


2016 MiraCosta Self Study


2015 MiraCosta Distance Education Proposal



2014 MiraCosta Distance Education Proposal



2013 Midterm Accreditation Report
2013 AHSDP Self Study



MiraCosta College Institutional Follow-up Report #2
MiraCosta College Institutional Follow-up Report #2



2011 Evaluation Report
2011 Evaluation Team Report (PDF)



2010 Self Study Report
MiraCosta College Self Study Report



Accreditation Reaffirmation
Substantive Change Report for
Additional Location and Distance Education