The Higher Learning Commission

Arkansas Baptist College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is a regional agency that accredits degree granting institutions of higher education based in the 19-state North Central region of the United States, including Arkansas. Institutions are evaluated against the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation, a set of standards that institutions must meet to receive and/or maintain accredited status.

HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation reflect a set of guiding values. The accreditation process is based on a system of peer review. Approximately 1,300 educators from institutions of higher education serve as peer reviewers conducting accreditation evaluations for other institutions. Peer reviewers also serve on committees that make up the decision-making bodies of the accreditation process.

Document Review Procedures

Enrolled or prospective students may review a copy of the documents describing the College’s accreditation by contacting the Office of the President at (501) 420-1201.


Arkansas Baptist College Release of Probation from HLC

Click Here: Letter of Public Disclosure 


Contact Information for Filing Complaints

Students, faculty, staff and members of the public may submit a complaint about an HLC-accredited or candidate institution. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in a 19-state region. One may review the process and procedures to submit a complaint to HLC by clicking on the link below:

Submit a Complaint to HLC