SAN JOSE -- San Jose City College is no longer in the hot seat.

The 91-year-old institution was put on probation in 2010 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, after years of warnings related to financial management, student outcomes and governance.

In its latest report to the commission, the college showed that it had fixed those problems, and the accrediting body agreed, said City College President Barbara Kavalier.

The college's board adopted a mandatory 7 percent fund reserve in response to the concerns, among other changes, she said.

"As you can imagine, we're thrilled," Kavalier said. "We've been sort of living under the cloud of sanctions for quite some time now."

The college was never penalized as a result of its status, but the next step after probation, known in education jargon as "show cause," would have been more serious. The college no longer faces that threat, now that it's accreditation has been reaffirmed.

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