State Licensure

  • Alabama

    Strayer University is licensed to do business in Alabama by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and its courses have been approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.


  • Arkansas

    Those programs offered by Strayer University in Arkansas have been certified by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.


  • Delaware

    Strayer University is authorized by the Delaware Department of Education to operate in the state of Delaware.


  • District of Columbia

    Strayer University’s main campus is located in the District of Columbia. Strayer University is licensed by the Education Licensure Commission of the District of Columbia (DCELC). DCELC has granted approval for Strayer University to offer all of the courses and all degree, diploma and certificate programs currently listed in the Strayer University Catalog. DCELC does not object to Strayer University offering these courses and degree, diploma and certificate programs outside of the District of Columbia and, in particular, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Credits for courses taken at any of Strayer University’s campuses, including its Virginia campuses, may be transferred to any other Strayer University location, including those in the District of Columbia, or to the Online campus, as part of an existing degree, diploma or certificate program.


  • Florida

    Strayer University is licensed in Florida by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Commission at:
    325 West Gaines Street,
    Suite 1414,
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400,

    Toll-free telephone 1.888.224.6684.


  • Georgia

    Strayer University is authorized to operate in the State of Georgia by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.


  • Illinois

    Strayer University is authorized to operate as a postsecondary educational institution by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 431 East Adams, 2nd Floor, Springfield, IL 62701-1404, info@ibhe.org.


  • Indiana

    This institution is approved by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 101 W Ohio St., Ste. 670, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1985, 317.464.4400 Ext. 138, 317.464.4400 Ext. 141


  • Kentucky

    Strayer University is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education to offer programs in Kentucky.


  • Louisiana

    Strayer University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.


  • Maryland

    Strayer University is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to offer programs in Maryland.


  • Mississippi

    Strayer University is provisionally accredited by the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation.


  • Missouri

    Strayer University is approved to operate by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.


  • New Jersey

    Strayer University is licensed by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education to offer programs in New Jersey.


  • North Carolina

    Strayer University is approved by the North Carolina Board of Governors to offer programs in North Carolina.


  • Ohio

    Strayer University is approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Certificate of registration numbers: 08-09-1877B, 08-09-1878B, 08-09-1978B, 08-09-1880B, 10-05-1933B and 10-05-1934B. Certificate of Authorization received from Ohio Board of Regents.


  • Pennsylvania

    Strayer University is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer programs in Pennsylvania.


  • South Carolina

    Strayer University is licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1333 Main Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201, 803.737.2260. Licensure by this Commission indicates only that minimum standards have been met, and it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


  • Tennessee

    Strayer University is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This Authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation of minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.


  • Texas

    Strayer University is authorized to grant degrees from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


  • Texas CPA Notice

    Under the current regulations of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (“Board”), eligibility to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and be licensed as a CPA in Texas requires CPA applicants to meet certain requirements.  One such requirement provides that CPA applicants must have graduated from a recognized institution of higher education.  While Strayer University meets the current standards for recognition, due to a recent rule change Strayer must, in order to be a recognized institution after July 18, 2013, either achieve accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) or successfully demonstrate to the Board that we meet equivalent accreditation requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (“SACS”). 

    Strayer University is working diligently to meet this new requirement.  We are a candidate for ACBSP accreditation, and anticipate achieving that distinction prior to July 18, 2013.  In addition, we have petitioned the Board for a determination that we meet equivalent accreditation requirements of SACS.  However, if we do not meet either of these criteria prior to July 18, 2013, the coursework completed and degrees earned from Strayer will not meet the education requirements for the Texas CPA exam.

    We will continue to keep you apprised of these developments.  In addition, under Texas rules, of the 45 quarter hours of upper-level accounting coursework required for a candidate to be eligible to take the CPA exam in Texas, at least 22.5 of those hours must be taken in face-to-face courses.  Texas students wishing to sit for the CPA exam should check with the Board for additional requirements that may apply (https://www.tsbpa.state.tx.us/).


  • Utah

    Strayer University is exempt from registration with the Division of Consumer Protection of the Utah Department of Commerce because of its regionally accredited status.


  • Virginia

    Strayer University is certified to operate campuses in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Each course and all degree, diploma and certificate programs that Strayer University offers in Virginia have been approved by the Strayer University Board of Trustees.


  • West Virginia

    Strayer University is authorized by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to offer programs in West Virginia.


  • Wisconsin

    Strayer University is approved by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board to offer programs in the state of Wisconsin.