Accreditation is a comprehensive process for evaluating and assuring that the quality of education meets or exceeds standards of good practice. Leeward Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. It assures the public that Leeward meets or exceeds specific standards of quality; makes us eligible to participate in Title IV student financial aid programs; and provides us with self and peer review and encourages us to improve. In addition, institutions rely on accreditation in their decisions to recognize transfer credit.
Leeward Community College follows a six-year cycle during which institutional review is continuous, culminating in a comprehensive self evaluation report and an on-site visit by a team of peer evaluators. The intent of this website is to provide the public information on our accreditation reports, our actionable improvement plans related to the accreditation standards, and our efforts toward fully meeting the accreditation standards.