State Licensure and Authorization

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.

Arizona

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Arizona State Board for Private 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. 

California

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

Colorado

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Connecticut

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.

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.

Hawaii

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Hawaii Postsecondary Authorization Program.

Idaho

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Idaho State Board of Education.

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.

Not all of the online programs offered by our institution have been approved in Kentucky.  Please check the Council on Postsecondary Education’s Web site at http://dataportal.cpe.ky.gov/acadprog.aspx to view its listing of approved programs.  For more information, please contact the Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. 

Please be advised that our educator preparation programs are NOT accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and are NOT recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky.  For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s Web site at http://www.epsb.ky.gov/certification/outofstate.asp.

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.

Louisiana

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Board of Regents.

Maine

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Maine Department of Education.

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.

Massachusetts

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.  However, at this time, Strayer University is not permitting new enrollments into its online programs for Massachusetts with the exception of students who are part of the FCA partnerships.  For FCA employees who reside in Massachusetts please click here for required Massachusetts disclosures.

Michigan

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

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.

Missouri

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

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.

Nebraska

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education.

Nevada

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education.

New Hampshire

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the New Hampshire Higher  Education Commission.

New Jersey

Strayer University is licensed by the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education to offer programs in New Jersey.

New Mexico

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Higher Education Department.

New York

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the New York Board of Regents, Office of College and University Evaluation.

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.

Ohio

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Ohio Board of Regents or the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools.

Oklahoma

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Oregon

Strayer University complies with the requirements of the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization.

Pennsylvania

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

Rhode Island

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education.

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.

South Dakota

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Secretary of State.

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.

Vermont

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Vermont Agency of Education.

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.

Washington

Strayer University’s online programs are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Washington Student Achievement Council.

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.

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