Accreditation Update

In January 2017, the El Camino College Compton Center submitted an Institutional Self-Evaluation Report as part of the process of seeking Candidacy status. This week, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) External Evaluation Team conducted a four-day visit to the campus to review the evidence presented in the report, meet with employees, tour the campus, attend various campus meetings and participate in two open forums.

The team concluded their 2017 visit with a team exit meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The Team Chair Dr. Kindred Murillo commended the work of ECC Compton Center and El Camino College employees for the progress made to-date.

The information provided during the exit meeting was an unofficial brief summary of their preliminary findings and recommendations during the visit. The Commission will meet June 6-8, 2017 to review the official visiting team report. The Superintendent/ President will be informed of El Camino College Compton Center's accreditation status via a letter from the ACCJC sometime following that meeting.

The visiting team recognized the unique collaborative relationship between El Camino College and the Compton Community College District and its impact on access to higher education within the Compton Community College District service area. The visiting team commended the Compton District Board of Trustees and the community for their steadfast commitment to teaching and learning, grounded in participatory governance.

The team expressed great appreciation to all who participated in the Self-Evaluation process. The entire team was inspired by the work of the ECC Compton Center and El Camino College, and gave the institution a standing ovation at the conclusion of the exit meeting. It was an emotional conclusion to a very comprehensive review of the ECC Compton Center.

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