California Indian Nations College is currently in the process of applying for accreditation with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC). The planned timeline for accreditation is as follows:
Summer 2021: Apply for Eligibility status with ACCJC
January 2023: Achieve Candidacy for Accreditation status with ACCJC
June 2024: Obtain Initial Accreditation with ACCJC.
More information about ACCJC can be found on their website.
CINC Staff undergo training with ACCJC. Certificates of completion are available here.
While undergoing the accreditation process, California Indian Nations College (CINC) offers fully-accredited courses through its partnership with the College of the Desert (COD). Students are dual enrolled at both schools and take courses at CINC. The classes transfer to any California State University and University of California campus as well as many private institutions. Enrolled CINC students receive the benefit of access to services from both colleges as well as receiving culturally-responsive academic curriculum rooted in Native American values.