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.


  • Alaska

    Strayer University is exempt from authorization by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary 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 authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 101 W Ohio St., Ste. 670, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984.


  • Iowa

    Strayer University has satisfied the financial responsibility standards of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.


  • Kansas

    Strayer University has been issued a certificate of approval to offer online programs by the Kansas Board of Regents.  


  • Kentucky

    Strayer University is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education to offer online 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 authorized by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to offer programs at its Maryland locations and is registered with MHEC to enroll Maryland students in its fully online distance education programs.


  • Minnesota

    Strayer University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71.  Registration is not an endorsement of the institution.  Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.


  • Mississippi

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


  • Montana

    Strayer University has proven the adequacy of the course of study offered to Montana students according to the standards of the Montana University System Board of Regents.


  • New Jersey

    Strayer University is licensed by the New Jersey Secretary of 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.


  • North Dakota

    Strayer University has been granted exempt status by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.


  • 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 legally authorized to operate and grant degrees in Texas as an exempt institution under the rules of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


  • Utah

    Strayer University has been issued a Certificate of Postsecondary State Authorization by the Utah Division of Consumer Protection.


  • 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.


  • Wyoming

    Strayer University is registered by the Wyoming Department of Education.