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 development 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 (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411; 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 baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Hesston College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The BSN program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051, Topeka, KS 66612-1230; 785-296-4929;

Hesston College Aviation is the holder of a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 141 Pilot School Certificate and is authorized to conduct pilot training for Private Pilot, Instrument-Airplane and Commercial Pilot courses. All additional pilot training is conducted pursuant to the provisions of 14 CFR Part 61.


Hesston College is a member of the Kansas Independent College Association, the Kansas Independent College Foundation, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Mennonite Higher Education Association and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Hesston College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.

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