Phillips Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission The College is also accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas at Helena-West Helena campus located in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Phlebotomy program is approved by NAACLS.
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL  60018
(773) 714-8880.  

The Business programs are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420
Overland Park, KS  66211
(913) 339-9356

The PCCUA concurrent enrollment program is accredited by the National Association of Concurrent Programs (NACEP).
PO. Box 578
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
(919) 593-5205

Phillips Community College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Arkansas Community Colleges, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. PCCUA is also approved by the Arkansas State Approving Agency for Veterans Training.

Higher Learning Commission

HLC has three options or pathways for maintaining institutional accreditation.  PCCUA chose to be part of the Open Pathway which is a quality assurance and institutional improvement pathway following a ten-year cycle. The Quality Initiative is the improvement-based effort aligned with this Pathway and it provides the College with an opportunity to explore and resolve a project (s) related to institutional need.

The Commission invited PCCUA to participate in the third Open Pathway cohort and the first Open Pathway Visit was in 2015 and again in 2020.

This invitation was extended based upon several factors:

  • We had been accredited over ten years.

  • We had no new major structural or organizational changes in progress.

  • We were not under any Commission sanction.

  • We had no pending recommendations for a focused visit or other monitoring.

  • We had not been undergoing significant change.

  • We had not raised significant Commission concerns about circumstances or developments at the institution.

Important Info

Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois  60602
(800) 621-7440

National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
PO Box 578
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
Phone: 919-593-5205
Fax: 877-572-8693