Accreditation and Program Approvals

General Accreditation and Approval Information

UACCB Accreditation and Approval Contact Information is available on the UACCB website at Accreditation and Approval | University of Arkansas Community College | Batesville, AR (


UACCB is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. UACCB is authorized to offer the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

As a state-supported, two-year institution, UACCB is recognized by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, the Arkansas Department of Career Education, and the Arkansas State Approving Agency for Veterans’ Training for financial aid purposes.

The Arkansas State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing accredits the RN Associate Degree Program.

Program Approvals and Oversight

The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

The Emergency Medical Technician programs and the Emergency Medical Services Paramedic are approved by the Arkansas Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services. The EMT – Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

The Certified Nursing Assistant program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Care.

The Adult Education program is approved by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services.

The Cosmetology programs are licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health, Cosmetology Section.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Federal regulations require the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville to disclose whether its degree programs meet U.S. jurisdictions’ educational requirements for licensure (34 CFR 668.43(a)(6) & 34 CFR 668.72(n)).

A number of academic programs offered at UACCB are designed to prepare students for a career in a licensed profession upon completion of the program. A professional license is typically required for graduates of these programs to practice and/or gain employment in these fields. Additional information can be found on the UACCB Website ​​​​​​.

Each state and territory have different professional licensure and certification requirements. Other licensure requirements may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc.

Prospective and current students should also keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether they can continue in the course, meet the eligibility requirements of that state, and/or receive financial aid funding. Students considering relocation during their academic program are encouraged to communicate with the program contact listed below to check for authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.