LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Luna Community College in New Mexico learned it will retain its national accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

The Las Vegas Optic reports the commission, in a letter received by the college Monday, announced it is ending the show-cause order it issued to Luna last November and is placing the college on accreditation probation.

Probation is a sanction meaning an accredited institution is no longer in compliance with one or more of the commission's criteria for accreditation. While on probation, the college remains accredited, though it must make consistent and steady progress to remedy the issues that led to the sanction.

The college is required to provide evidence that it has addressed the issues no later than March 1, 2019, in preparation for the commission's on-site evaluation, which will take place no later than May 2019.

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Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com