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.

Accreditation

Hesston College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411; 800-621-7440; www.ncahlc.org). 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 in nursing program (BSN) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). The BSN program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051, Topeka, KS 66612-1230; 785-296-4929; ksbn.kansas.gov).

Memberships

Hesston College is a member of the Kansas Independent College Association, the Kansas Independent College Fund, the Council of Independent Colleges 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.

Catalog 2018-19