SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — City College of San Francisco is under threat of closure, after the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) recently announced the college will lose its accreditation in July of 2014.
Brice Harris, Chancellor of California Community Colleges, said that City College can absolutely regain their accreditation, but admitted it would take plenty of hard work. The state community college system is the largest in the nation, but according to the chancellor, budget cuts have resulted in shrinking classes, services, accessibility and even quality.
The college’s troubles date back to a 2006 study that showed many deficiencies at the time. Harris said that problem had only worsened, which caused the commission to put the college on “show cause” in 2012, meaning the college would have to prove that it is worthy of accreditation.