Imperial Valley College last week had its six-year accreditation review in which Western Association of Schools and Colleges officials were on campus to determine whether IVC is on the right track. The accreditation is a critical issue for the students of the Imperial Valley, as IVC is our only community college.
Whether the college receives accreditation can affect students' ability to transfer to other colleges and universities. IVC officials take the accreditation issue seriously. The college has worked to develop a master plan that will govern the college's growth as it works toward meeting the demands of the future. That master plan is a key component in obtaining accreditation.
As noted by the accreditation team, IVC has a hard-working group of teachers and administrators committed to meeting the needs of the Imperial Valley's students. The accreditation team pointed out IVC has serious students who care about their education and about getting involved with the college. Those are key components in a college being successful in providing quality education.