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College board reaffirms accreditation for Cuesta College

Posted at 4:13 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 02:23:52-05

In a statement on Friday, Cuesta College announced the school's accreditation has been reaffirmed for 7 years.

“The reaffirmation of accreditation provides assurance to our students and community of the quality education and commitment to institutional effectiveness at Cuesta College,” said Dr. Jill Stearns, Superintendent / President. “I am proud to have this external validation of our institution and appreciate the faculty, classified professionals, and campus leaders that make Cuesta College a place where students thrive.”

The accreditation was done by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Last fall semester, Cuesta College hosted a team of nearly a dozen faculty and administrators from peer colleges for a virtual accreditation site visit.

“This is great news for our College, and I want to thank everyone at Cuesta for their hard work and dedication,” said Dr. Jason Curtis, Vice President of Instruction and Accreditation Liaison Officer. “We had great stories to tell and ample evidence to share of how we meet the ACCJC Standards.”

Cuesta College's previous accreditation took place in Fall 2014.