Accreditation & State Regulatory Authorization

Mohave Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Verify status.

The HLC is one of six regional accreditors recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to provide accreditation to degree-granting, post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming. 

The last self-study and comprehensive review conducted by the HLC was in 2012. An Assurance Argument and federal compliance report were submitted in December 2016, and a review and site visit were conducted in February, 2017, in fulfillment of the fourth year Assurance Review requirements for institutions on the Standard Pathway. MCC’s next Assurance Review will be during the 2022-23 academic year. 

In addition to MCC’s Higher Learning Commission accreditation, several of MCC’s academic programs carry specialized accreditation specific to the field. Click here to view a list of MCC programs with specialized accreditation 

State authorization 

Mohave Community College seeks to deliver online programs in the states their students reside.

Mohave Community College is currently authorized, licensed, registered, exempt or not subject to approval in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington. Further, state authorization in Nevada is pending.

It is the student’s responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements in their state of residence.

Professional licensure

Important Note for Prospective Students: If you are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state. National exams suffice for licensure in each state. Access to professional licensure information about each of MCC’s qualifying programs is below:

Complaint resolution 

Mohave Community College is committed to providing quality online educational programs. Please refer to this website for student expectations and student rights.

The process for submitting a complaint (grievance) to Mohave Community College can be found on our Complaint Procedure page

If grievances are not satisfactorily resolved after an internal attempt by the College, students may file a complaint with an agency in the student’s state of residence. 

Refund Policies 

State authorization is a legal and regulatory term for a college’s compliance with individual statutes, regulations, and rules in each state in which it operates. State authorization is different from institutional or programmatic accreditation, or approval from professional licensing boards. Unless the State in which you reside has a more stringent refund policy, the MCC policy can be located here. Refund policies with which the institution is required to comply by any State in which enrolled students reside for the return of unearned tuition and fees may be found in this Refund Policies PDF.

State Initiated Adverse Action 

No adverse actions have been initiated by the State related to postsecondary education programs offered solely through distance education at Mohave Community College. 

Accreditation Adverse Action 

The Mohave Community College Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing with conditions, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404.975.5000, Fax 404.975.5020. The Registered Nursing, Refresher, Nursing Assistant, and Practical Nursing programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, 4747 N. 7th St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014, 602.771.7800, Fax: 602.771.7888. The Assisted Living Caregiver Program is approved by the Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers (NCIA), 1400 W. Washington, Suite B-8, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602.364.2273, Fax 602.542.8316.

The Mohave Community College Associate of Applied Science degree in Registered Nursing program recently agreed to a voluntary probation status of 18 months with the Arizona State Board of Nursing. This is the result of a finding during the February 2018 site visit where the program was unable to produce documented proof that a Systematic Plan of Evaluation was being followed for the past ten years.

This probationary status has no impact on our ability to accept students into the program, nor does it impact our accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) status. In fact, there are 70 new students planning to begin their journey to becoming a Registered Nurse beginning August 27, 2018. Students currently in the program will see no impact other than those improvements related to recent changes.

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