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Click on the cover of the 2013 Institutional Self-Evaluation of Educational Quality and Institutional Effectiveness in Support of Reaffirmation of Accreditation below to see the entire document.


Cabrillo Mission Poster 2013

Accreditation Evidence

Click on the students below for a preview of their stories in the Self Evaluation:

Our student vignettes were produced by Digital Media student Karl Tallman. After retiring from a 34 year career with the CA State Parks System, Karl enrolled at Cabrillo College to refine his skills as a videographer and begin a second career. He has since started his own company, Big Star Videography Services.

Cabrillo College Mission Statement

Cabrillo Mission Poster 2013

Cabrillo College is a dynamic, diverse, and responsive educational community dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic, career, and personal development goals.

The Core Four: Cabrillo College's Institutional Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Global Awareness
  • Personal and Professional Responsibility

Cabrillo College's Vision Statement

Standards of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

Click on any of the links below each standard to see the chapters within each of the four main categories.

  The institution demonstrates strong commitment to a mission that emphasizes achievement of student learning and to communicating the mission internally and externally.  The institution uses analyses of quantitative and qualitative data and analysis in an ongoing and systematic cycle of evaluation, integrated planning, implementation, and re-evaluation to verify and improve the effectiveness by which the mission is accomplished. 
     IA Mission
     IB Improving Institutional Effectiveness
  The institution offers high-quality instructional programs, student support services, and library and learning support services that facilitate and demonstrate the achievement of stated student learning outcomes. The institution provides an environment that supports learning, enhances student understanding and appreciation of diversity, and encourages personal and civic responsibility as well as intellectual, aesthetic and personal development for all of its students.
     IIA Instructional Programs
     IIB Student Support Services
     IIC Library and Learning Support Services
  The institution effectively uses its human, physical, technology, and financial resources to achieve its broad educational purposes, including stated student learning outcomes, and to improve institutional effectiveness.
     IIIA Human Resources
     IIIB Physical Resources
     IIIC Technology Resources
     IIID Financial Resources
  The institution recognizes and utilizes the contributions of leadership throughout the organization for continuous improvement of the institution. Governance roles are designed to facilitate decisions that support student learning programs and services and improve institutional effectiveness, while acknowledging the designated responsibilities of the governing board and the chief administrator.
     IVA Decision-Making Roles and Processes
     IVB Board and Administrative Organization


Accredited Status of Cabrillo College

Cabrillo College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the recognized local agency which is affiliated with the Federation of Regional Accrediting Commissions of Higher Education. The College adheres to the institutional standards set forth by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, and has been approved by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the California State Department of Education.

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