Accreditation | HCC


Accreditation is the result of achieving established standards of quality and excellence as recognized by that agency granting such accreditation.

Hopkinsville Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Hopkinsville Community College.

Note: The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission's address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's decennial review. or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission's office.

Academic Program Accreditations or Certifications

The following programs have earned discipline-specific accreditations or certifications as recognized by that respective granting agency:

Associate Degree Nursing: The Hopkinsville Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404)975-5000.

Practical Nursing: The Hopkinsville Community College Practical Nursing Program is under full approval status with the Kentucky Board of Nursing, (800) 305-2042.

Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation is important for two reasons. First, it assures HCC students that they are receiving an education that meets the high standards of an independent organization.

Secondly, since HCC is accredited to award associate degrees, an HCC degree is automatically recognized and accepted by all public or private four-year colleges and universities in Kentucky. Transfer assistance is available to help explore options available to you.