California colleges faced accredtiation, BC reaccredited conditionally

Bakersfield College conditionally passed

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - An increasing amount of community colleges across California are facing accreditation problems, which means trouble for the students attending those schools.

"It's when the school looses their accreditation, that the students starting to get affected," said Amber Chiang at Bakersfield College, "Whether it be their ability to transfer to four year university or their ability to get federal financial aid."

Although Bakersfield College passed their review, the college received eight recommendations that they will have to meet before they are officially reaccredited.

"The accreditation recommendations ranged everything from staff training and development to our external and internal communications to really integrating our processes to really create one cohesive unit," said Paul Feist with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

Bakersfield College was only one of three colleges that got reaccredited which means many other California community colleges are facing probation.

Nineteen other colleges are on a probationary status or issued a warning.

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