Honolulu Community College has been placed on warning accreditation status by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, the only of the University of Hawaii's ten campuses to get such a warning.
The accrediting panel gave the 4,400-student campus the warning after an evaluation visit to the Kalihi school last fall.
"The first things a lot of people said, 'Oh my God, is my diploma going to be worth the paper it's written on?' That was a big concern," said Kaleo Gagne, HCC's student body president.
Gagne praised HCC Chancellor Erika Lacro for holding town meetings with students to explain what the warning meant.