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PCC awaits results of accreditor's review, speculation of school's future grows

Posted at 8:46 AM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 19:46:40-05
Pima Community College is under scrutiny yet again. The Arizona Daily Star is reporting  PCC's accreditor has delayed the release of a report critical to the school's future. The report was expected by October and it looked at the school's improvement and whether it was enough to avoid an accreditation sanction.
 
Experts are fearing the worst, they see the delay as a possible sign that the school may lose its accreditation. Especially because the school has been under sanction for four years due to not meeting some of the accreditor's standards for the proper operation of an educational institution.
 
The most recent sanction covered areas of deficiency that ranged from lack of a functional complaints system and inadequate efforts to track student progress. 
 
Meanwhile, the school's accreditor, based in Chicago, says the agency is working diligently to release the report as soon as possible.Once the review is ready, PCC will have about two weeks to submit a response.