Hesston College is accredited as a two-year college by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 800-621-7440) and is authorized to grant degrees by the State of Kansas.
The Department of Nursing is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051, Topeka, KS 66612-1230, 785-296-4929) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)(3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000).
Hesston College is a member of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems and the Kansas Independent College Association/Kansas Independent College Fund. The president of Hesston College is a member of the Council of Mennonite Colleges, an organization composed of the presidents of Mennonite colleges in the United States and Canada. Hesston College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.