Shasta College undergoes periodic comprehensive evaluations through self-evaluation and professional peer review in order to maintain its accreditation.  Central to these evaluations is a rigorous self-evaluation during which the college has the opportunity to assess itself according to the standards provided by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC). The last comprehensive evaluation visit was conducted in Fall 2011. The next comprehensive evaluation visit is scheduled for Fall 2017.

The self-evaluation document prepared for this visit required a conscious and self-reflective analysis of the college’s strengths and weaknesses, and an examination of every aspect of institutional function against ACCJC standards. Broad participation by the campus community in preparation of the self-evaluation were achieved, resulting in a document that accurately reflects the nature and substance of Shasta College.