State Authorization

  Dr. Elizabeth French,   Director  (334) 242-2179
  Dr. Ileeia A. Cobb,   Staff Associate  (334) 242-2109
  Dr. Jim Conely,   Senior Program Officer (334) 242-2235


Under provisions of Ala. Code §16-5-10 (14) (1975), the Commission has jurisdiction over non-resident institutions defined as postsecondary institutions or corporations offering educational programs in Alabama with main campuses or headquarters located outside the state. 

Alabama is the only state within the United States where jurisdiction over private school licensure and programmatic review for degree granting institutions is divided between two (2) state agencies, the Alabama Community College System and the Commission.

To facilitate these dual agency assignments of responsibility, a Memorandum of Agreement between the Alabama Community College System and the Commission provided for the integration of programmatic review of non-resident institutions with the licensure process.

In addition, both the Commission and the Alabama Community College System serve as clearinghouses for information about private/proprietary institutions that offer their programs to Alabama residents.

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Programmatic Profiles: Non-Resident Private Degree Granting Institutions
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Inventory of Non-Resident Private Degree and Non-Degree Granting Institutions

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