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.
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
The College’s next application for college re-accreditation will be submitted to ACCJC in August 2018. We are looking forward to the commission’s team site visit, which is scheduled for October 15, 2018.
A UHCC addendum was submitted in September 2018.
Dr. Willard Lewallen, Ph.D.
ACCJC Peer Review Visit Team Chair
Hartnell Community College District (Salinas, CA)
Dr. Brian Lofman
ACCJC Peer Review Visit Team Assistant
Dean of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness
Ms. Shawn Abbott
Faculty, Business and Computers
College of the Siskiyous
Mr. W. Andrew Dunn, Ed.D.
Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administrative Services
Coast Community College District
Dr. Martha Garcia
Vice President & Accreditation Liaison Officer
Imperial Valley College
Dr. Derek Lerch, Ph.D.
Chief Instructional Officer
Feather River College
Ms. Cyndie Luna
Communication Instructor & Faculty Accreditation Liaison Officer
Fresno City College
Ms. Virginia May
Faculty, Professor of Mathematics & Statistics
Sacramento City College
Ms. Sheri Sterner
Dean of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Orange Coast College
Dr. Catherine Webb
Interim Dean of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness
Monterey Peninsula College
Dr. Steven Reynolds
Vice President, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
ACCJC Staff Liaison