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MPC Accreditation is Reaffirmed!

Post Date:06/22/2018 2:00 PM

Great news for MPC!

MPC is pleased to report that on June 13th, the College received official notice from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) that the accreditation status of the College has been reaffirmed.

In his Action Letter addressed to Superintendent/President Dr. Tribley, Dr. Richard Winn, President of ACCJC  writes: "On behalf of the Commission, I wish to express appreciation for the diligent work and thoughtful reflection that Monterey Peninsula College undertook to respond to these requirements. These efforts confirm that peer review can well serve the multiple constituencies of higher education by both ensuring and encouraging institutional quality and effectiveness."

Over the course of just one year, MPC addressed 22 Recommendations from the Commission and moved from probation to reaffirmation well before the end of the 2-year Department of Education timeline - a monumental task requiring the combined efforts of the entire campus and MPC Governing Board.

Dr. Tribley expressed his pride in the courage and tenacity of the team instrumental to this success. "In just one year, we addressed 22 Recommendations. We have established sustainable practices that will safeguard our college for our students and the community well into the future. No one I know is aware of examples of any college going from Probation to Reaffirmation in essentially one year. This is a powerful example of what we can achieve, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, when we work together for our college."

The accreditation of the College has been reaffirmed for 18 months. A Follow-Up Report is due in November, 2018.

As Dr. Tribley states, "The purpose and value of being an accredited college and being in the process of accreditation is to demonstrate continuous improvement.   It's been a very important, assertive year for the college where we rolled up our sleeves and hit the ground running."

MPC has demonstrated that we can complete this accreditation process at a record-setting pace!

Please see our Accreditation page to access reports and additional information on MPC's accreditation status.

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