Cuesta College is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, California, 94949, an accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education.  

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The regular accreditation cycle occurs in six-year increments. Cuesta College’s next comprehensive accreditation review is scheduled for 2020.

Current Accreditation Cycle

Year 6: 2019-2020

Year 5: 2018-2019

Year 4: 2017-2018

Year 3: 2016-2017

Year 2: 2015-2016

Year 1: 2014-2015