On Wednesday, the state chancellor’s office announced that the City College of San Francisco will lose its accreditation effective July 2014, pending a review and appeal.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges voted to revoke CCSF’s accreditation, meaning the college will no longer be “quality assured” or eligible for federal and state funding. Without the funding, the college will probably shut down.
CCSF has been in hot water for a year now, when the same commission put the school on notice for serious management and fiscal problems. The chancellor’s office said CCSF had only addressed two of the 14 recommendations for change, which included revising the school’s mission statement and ensuring the trustees follow their own policies.
CCSF will remain accredited through the 2013-14 school year. As the state’s largest community college, it serves 85,000 full and part-time students. Click here for more coverage of CCSF, by KALW’s Jen Chien.