Los Angeles Mission College is regionally accredited by the Western Association of States and Colleges (WASC), through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The Commission has authorized Los Angeles Mission College to offer Associate Degrees and Certificates. This means that courses completed at this college, which are university level can be applied to programs at any other college or university in the United States.
The Commission (WASC) receives complaints about substantive matters that are related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Complaints must be written, signed, and addressed to the President of the Commission. However, the Commission investigates these complaints* only when the complainant has exhausted all of the institution's appeal procedures. All such complaints are judged against the Commission's standards and policies. For more information, see the Commission's policy statement and the complaint form.
*The Commission (WASC) will address concerns that are clearly related to an accreditation action taken by the Commission. However, the Commission is not a judicial or quasi-judicial body, and therefore cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether these involve students, faculty, administration, or members of other groups. Examples of these would be a student's complaint about a grade received from a faculty member or a faculty member's complaint about his or her hiring or continued employment.