College of the Redwoods was notified by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 that it has been removed from probation, and all sanctions, and that its accreditation has been reaffirmed. The ACCJC's action means that CR is off all sanctions for the first time since February 2012. At that time, the commission placed CR on Show Cause, it's most serious sanction. In February 2013, CR's status upgraded to probation.
On August 16, 2013, CR was asked to submit a more in-depth analysis of OPEB financing and cash flow plans. On July 3, 2014 the ACCJC determined that CR had adequately addressed two elements of the Financial Reviewer Panel Report. On October 15, 2014 the college submitted a Midterm Report to ACCJC. On Feb 6, 2015, the ACCJC notified CR that the College had sustained the work to accomplish and maintain compliance with Standards previously identified in the last team report based on the colleges Midterm Report.
College of the Redwoods (CR) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), located at 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.
Designated lower-division, baccalaureate-level courses at the College of the Redwoods are approved for transfer to all branches of the University of California (UC) and to all of the California State Universities (CSU). College of the Redwoods is approved for the education of veterans under the provisions of public law.