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City College of San Francisco, Which Fought Accreditor, Wins Back Full Recognition

City College of San Francisco, the community college that vigorously fought efforts by its accreditor to strip it of its accreditation, has been reaccredited for the full term of seven years, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges moved to strip the college of its accreditation in 2013, citing problems in the college’s finances as well as its governance. That spurred the college’s leaders to scramble in an effort to save it. After various legal challenges, as well as involvement by local and national politicians in City College’s corner, the accreditor in 2015 granted the college a two-year reprieve.

“I feel great,” the president of the college’s Board of Trustees, Rafael Mandelman, told the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday. “City College’s accreditation nightmare is over.”

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