Cypress College Earns Reaffirmed Accreditation from ACCJC

At its January 10-12, 2018 meeting, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, reaffirmed the accreditation status of Cypress College. The commission established the accreditation status “for 18 months and require a follow-up report, on the basis of a comprehensive evaluation.”

The ruling affirms the work conducted by a team of higher-education professionals from peer institutions who visited Cypress College during the fall semester. During the team’s report to the college at the end of the visit, Chair Pamela Luster, president at San Diego Mesa College, commended Cypress College for its “esprit de corps” — echoing verbatim the observation of the previous site visit team earlier this decade. Luster continued her praise, saying the team had a “remarkable experience” and the college “really set a tone for us.”

ACCJC commission members retained the five college recommendations and nine commendations shared by the site-visit team. There were also three recommendations and three commendations for the North Orange County Community College District.

The following documents detail the ACCJC action:

  1. ACCJC Commission Action Letter
  2. ACCJC Site-Visit Team Report
  3. ACCJC Baccalaureate Team Report
  4. ACCJC Summary of Commission Actions on Institutions

Additional accreditation documents, including the 2017 Institutional Self-Evaluation Report, appear in the accreditation section of the website.