Provost/CEO Message

In March 2015, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) granted accreditation eligibility status to El Camino College’s Compton Center. The next step will be to apply for accreditation candidacy for ECC Compton Center, which includes a self-evaluation report based upon a timeline developed by the ACCJC.

On June 17, Dr. Barbara Beno, president of the ACCJC, sent a formal letter to El Camino College Superintendent/
President Thomas Fallo providing a timeline and outline of the next steps in the process to accreditation for the
Compton Center. The Self-Evaluation report is to be submitted to the ACCJC in January 2017 followed by a visit from ACCJC’s comprehensive evaluation team in March 2017.

The ACCJC will consider the application for Accreditation Candidacy for El Camino College Compton Center, including the Self-Evaluation report, at its June 2017 meeting. If Candidacy is granted for ECC Compton Center, it will be for a period of two years. The next step after being granted candidacy is to apply for initial accreditation.

The El Camino Community College District and the Compton Community College District remain committed to obtaining independent accreditation for ECC Compton Center in accordance with the goals set forth in Assembly Bill 318 and the Partnership Agreement. Since the partnership, ECC Compton Center has continued to provide quality educational programs and services for students to achieve optimal success.

The 2014-15 academic year culminated with the Commencement Ceremony in May 2015 where 375 students graduated with associate degrees, and 79 students earned career and technical education certificates. We are proud of all of ECC Compton Center’s scholars and continue our commitment to make every student a success story.


Provost, El Camino College Compton Center
CEO, Compton Community College District

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