Louise Pagotto

Louise Pagotto


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, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA. 94949, (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.

Program accreditation

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.

2018 ACCJC Institutional Self Evaluation Report

The College’s next application for college re-accreditation will be submitted to ACCJC in the summer of 2018. We are looking forward to the commission’s team site visit, which is scheduled for October 15, 2018. We will be posting information about the report and the visit throughout the next year. Please find below sections of report drafts as they are completed.


Draft two (for Kapi‘olani personnel)

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