Assessment, Accreditation and Memberships

Assessment of Student Learning

Hesston College is committed to improving both the process and outcomes of teaching and student learning/growth through the systematic assessment of students’ academic achievement and personal development. Assessment of student learning and development is guided by the Hesston College mission, purposes and philosophy. Assessment results are used to improve the academic curriculum, teaching and student life programs. Hesston College believes that true excellence lies in the college’s ability to enhance students’ intellectual, personal and spiritual development and to make a positive difference in their lives. To establish reliable results for transfer, general education courses are assessed on a regular basis for their capacity to meet the typical requirements in future programs of study.


Hesston College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: a commission of the North Central Association (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413; 800-621-7440; The Higher Learning Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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 (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000;


Hesston College is a member of the Kansas Independent College Association, the Kansas Independent College Fund and the Council of Independent Colleges. Hesston College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Catalog 2014-15