Large US college to lose accreditation

July 7, 2013

City College of San Francisco will lose accreditation in one year unless they prove to the regional Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges that they have improved practices, especially relating to 2 key remaining obstacles: a "lack of financial accountability and deficiencies in leadership and governance.” The college was put on sanction last year for multiple reasons, but CCSF officials say they are surprised by the decision, as they have made many improvements over the last year. The college of 85,000 students and 2,700 faculty and staff would be the largest institution to lose accreditation. The decision has sparked controversy in the PSE sector, with some suggesting the “accreditation system has lost its way.” Inside Higher Ed | Commission report