Merced College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), under the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Merced College is also approved by the State Department of Education to train veterans under provisions of the G.I. Bill® of Rights, and by the United States Immigration Service. The College offers a lower division program consisting of courses parallel to those of four-year colleges and universities, the credits of which are transferable to all other accredited colleges and universities.
Merced College and its various academic programs are accredited by the following agencies.