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Accreditation of Harrison College

On December 22, 2016, Harrison signed a Provisional Program Participation Agreement (“PPPA”) with the U.S. Department of Education, which allows Harrison to maintain their accredited status and continue to participate in Title IV programs until June 12, 2018. According to the Department of Education, by signing this PPPA “the Secretary deems the institution to hold recognized accreditation” until June 12, 2018 “notwithstanding the loss of recognition of its accrediting agency.”
Harrison College has applied for accreditation with national accreditor, Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and on January 19, 2017 we received notice from ABHES that Harrison College met ABHES’ initial eligibility requirements and that our application was in-process. ABHES will be visiting Harrison College campuses in April and May 2017; following these visits, Harrison College will be considered for full ABHES accreditation at ABHES Board Meeting scheduled for July 19-21, 2017. Its accreditation of degree-granting institutions is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Some accreditations are limited to specific campuses.

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Additionally, the following programs are approved by the following accrediting bodies:

· The Medical Assistant AAS programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs [], upon the recommendation of the MedicalAssisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

· The Surgical Technology AAS programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs [], upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

· The Veterinary Technology program at the Indianapolis Northwest campus is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association [] Committee on VeterinaryTechnician Education and Activities.

· The Veterinary Assisting program is accredited by the National Association of VeterinaryTechnicians in America [] Review Committee.

 · The RN to BSN Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education [].

· The Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

· The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences [], upon the recommendation of the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP).

"Harrison is by far and away one of the most respected institutions in the country. They are at the forefront of change. They have a vision and they're moving forward on that vision." Tom Malek, Sr. Vice President, McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Tom Malek, Sr. Vice President, McGraw-Hill Higher Education


Harrison is approved by the following:

  • Indiana Approval Agency for G.I. Training, War Orphans and Disabled Veterans
  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development
  • Indiana Board of Nursing
  • Indiana Department of Public Instruction, Vocational and Rehabilitation Division
  • U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare for Social Security Benefits
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization for Teaching Services for Foreign Students
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Comprehensive Employment Training for Employed or Under-Employed Persons


Harrison is a member of the following:

  • Adult Education Council
  • Association of Administrative Professionals International
  • Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities
  • Chamber of Commerce (all locations in their respective communities)
  • Council on Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Higher Education Transfer Alliance
  • Indiana Association of Private Career Schools
  • Indiana Certified Public Accountants Society
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • National Business Education Association