In January 2020, Mount Tamalpais College was granted Candidacy for Accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) for our on-site Associate of Arts degree program at San Quentin State Prison, putting us on a path to becoming the first independent liberal arts institution dedicated specifically to serving incarcerated students.
This significant achievement is the result of nearly 25 years of commitment on the part of our staff, faculty, and students. We believe the impact of this transition will continue to be profound, not only for the students and faculty at San Quentin, but for our capacity to serve the field of higher education as a whole.
Mount Tamalpais College is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Candidate for Accreditation is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Commission that is initially awarded for two years. Candidacy does not assure eventual accreditation.