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Northwest Mississippi Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science Degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Northwest Mississippi Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

The College was initially accredited by the Mississippi Junior College Accrediting Association in 1927 and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December 1953. The latest reaffirmation of the SACSCOC accreditation was in 2017. The college is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

The Associate Degree Nursing program was initially accredited by the National League for Nursing in 1978 and has maintained that accreditation. The program is currently accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, and the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning located at 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS, 39211.

The Funeral Service Technology associate degree program at Northwest Mississippi Community College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (816) 233-3747.  Web:

The Automotive Technology program and the Chrysler Mopar CAP program are each MASTER accredited by NATEF, the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The Cosmetology program is accredited by the Cosmetology Board of the State of Mississippi.

The Practical Nursing program is accredited through the State Department of Education, Career-Technical Division, The National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Services, Inc. (NAPNES), National Federation for Licensing Practical Nursing Corp. (NFPNA), and the Mississippi Licensing for Practical Nursing Association (MLPNA).

The Respiratory Therapy program on the DeSoto Center campus in Southaven is accredited through the State Department of Education and holds national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas, 76021-4244: Telephone number 817-283-2835.

The Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic program is sanctioned by the Mississippi State Board of Health, Division of EMS, the State Department of Education, and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions. The program meets or exceeds those standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/U.S. Department of Transportation.

The Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program has met the instruction, curriculum, student, faculty and facility standards set forth by the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA). PAHRA’s programmatic accreditation certifies that the following training areas have been evaluated: Residential Air Conditioning and Heating.

Except for the credits in some technical, career, and foundation courses, freshman and sophomore credits earned at Northwest Mississippi Community College may be transferred to any other college or university and applied toward an academic degree.

Faculty Honesty and Integrity 
At the heart of our mission lies a fundamental commitment to academic integrity, a value that guides every aspect of the educational experience, including the conduct of our esteemed faculty.
Faculty members hold a position of trust and responsibility. They are educators, mentors, and role models who shape the ethical development of countless students. Therefore, maintaining the highest standards of honesty and integrity is not simply a professional obligation but a moral imperative.

This commitment to integrity manifests in various ways:

  • Upholding the principles of academic freedom and open inquiry. Faculty members foster a learning environment where critical thinking, questioning, and respectful debate are encouraged, free from bias or manipulation.
  • Treating students with fairness and respect. Faculty members provide clear expectations, offer unbiased feedback, and avoid any form of favoritism or discrimination.
  • Being accountable for their actions. Faculty members take responsibility for their mistakes and are open to feedback and improvement.

Maintaining faculty honesty and integrity is an ongoing process, requiring a collaborative effort from all stakeholders. By upholding the highest ethical standards, Northwest Community College faculty are pillars of a trustworthy and enriching educational experience. Their commitment to honesty and integrity inspires students to become responsible citizens, critical thinkers, and ethical leaders in their chosen fields. This statement reaffirms our commitment to fostering a community of faculty who embody the values of academic integrity and serve as exemplary models for our students.