What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a process by which institutions of higher education are evaluated to ensure that they meet or exceed national standards of quality. Kapi‘olani Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 331 J Street Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
What does this mean to students?
Because the College is accredited, it offers our students federally funded financial aid such as Pell Grants. The College receives educational grants to help our students. The credits that students earn here are of the highest quality and can be transferred to other institutions across the nation.
Kapi‘olani Community College’s career and technical education academic programs are accredited or endorsed by professional organizations, ensuring transfer-ability of credits, certificates, and degrees, and the ability to find work with your license or certificates in other parts of the nation.
Public Notification of an Evaluation Visit and Third Party Comment
A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Such comment must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address and telephone number of the correspondent. Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments.
Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comment Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled Commission meeting.
Find more information and the Third Party Comment Form on the ACCJC Third Party Comments page.
2018 ACCJC Institutional Self Evaluation Report
A UHCC addendum was submitted in September 2018.
2020 ACCJC Follow-Up Report
2022 ACCJC Midterm Report
- Online version
- MSWord and PDF versions for download. This version is a zip file that, when uncompressed, will run offline from a personal computer
- Email Sunny Pai if you have any questions