MiraCosta College embraces accreditation as an ongoing process designed to promote educational quality and institutional effectiveness.

Institutional Accreditation

MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 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. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: The college is also approved by the California Department of Education for the training of veterans under the provisions of the G.I. Bill of Regulations.

Specialized Program Accreditation

The following MiraCosta College programs have additional accreditation through their respective agencies.

Registered Nursing Program

Approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, P.O. Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100. Submit complaints electronically at; complete the form and mail or fax it to:
Board of Registered Nursing
Attn: Complaint Intake
P.O. Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
(916) 574-7693 Fax

Surgical Technology Program

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. Phone: 727-210-2350. Submit complaints electronically at

Licensed Vocational Nursing Program

Approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833. Phone: (916) 263-7800; Email: File a complaint by contacting the Education Division at (916) 263-7843.

Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Approved through California Department of Public Health’s Aide and the Technician Certification Section (ATCS), CAN/HHA/CHT Certification Unit, P.O. Box 997416, MS-3301, Sacramento, CA 95899-7377. Email: To file a complaint, call (916) 492-8232.

The Adult High School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 533 Airport Blvd., Suite 200, Burlingame, CA 94010. Southern California satellite office: 43517 Ridge Park Drive, Suite 100, Temecula, CA 92590-3615. Phone: 951.693.2550; email: Access for guidelines on how to file a complaint.

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