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Release No. COC-06.28.17-Accreditation
June 28, 2017

College in Compliance with Accreditation Standards

After reviewing the College of the Canyons Midterm Report, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges has confirmed that the college has continued to meet accreditation standards, eligibility requirements, and commission policies, since the college’s fall 2014 accreditation. 

“The Commission finds that the College has sustained the work accomplished since the last comprehensive evaluation and has maintained compliance with Standards,” Richard Winn, ACCJC interim president, said in an official letter to the college. 

The Midterm Report detailed how the college has implemented its own plans for self-improvement, which were outlined in an Institutional Self-Evaluation Report in 2014. It also included data from annual reports and a trend analysis of college-set standards for student achievement. 

“This was a great team effort, which speaks volumes about the work of the people of College of the Canyons and what a focus on quality, commitment and working together can do,” Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook said. “Many special thanks and congratulations go to the Accreditation Steering Committee and our Accreditation Liaison Officer, Dr. Jerry Buckley, for their leadership and attention to detail.”

The college will receive a comprehensive accreditation review in early 2022.