College of San Mateo is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This organization is 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, the college conducts and publishes review instruments that include: The CSM Annual Report; Annual Fiscal Report; Midterm Report, Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER), and a peer evaluation.
ACCJC welcomes comments on CSM's accreditation process. To make a third party comment to ACCJC, follow these instructions.