SF City College to lose accreditation


Community college regulators have notified City College of San Francisco that it will lose its accreditation a year from now, a move that could lead to the closure of one of the nation’s largest institutions of higher learning.

California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris said the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, the agency that certifies 2-year colleges in the western U.S., informed City College officials of its decision on Wednesday.

Harris says the development is serious, but that students who are already enrolled or plan to attend thecollege in the fall are not at risk of losing credits or having nowhere to continue their educations.

Harris says he is asking state officials to appoint a special trustee with authority to make decisions that now fall to an appointed Board of Governors.

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