Student Complaint Information by State and Agency

Among the complaint options available, students may file a complaint with their state of residence. State contact information is provided below with appropriate contacts from each state in which a student may file a complaint.

Alabama

Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education

ACCS Private School Licensing Division

Alaska

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

Arizona

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Arkansas State board of Private Career Education

California

California Department of Consumer Affairs 

Colorado

Colorado Department of Higher Education and Private Occupational Schools

Connecticut

The Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education

Delaware

Delaware Department of Education

The Delaware Department of Education will investigate complaints. Such complaints must be in writing and verified by the signature of the person making the complaint. Oral, anonymous or unsigned complaints will not be investigated. Until the web site is functional, please write or call for more information. The Delaware Department of Education; Teacher and Administrator Quality; John W. Collette Resource Center; 35 Commerce Way; Dover, DE 19904. The Delaware Department of Education phone number is 302-857-3388.

District of Columbia

Education Licensure Commission

Florida

Commission for Independent Education-Department of Education

Georgia

Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Hawaii

Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program

Idaho

Idaho State Board of Education

Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Indiana

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education

Iowa

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Kansas

Kansas Board of Regents

Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education

Louisiana

Louisiana Board of Regents

Maine

Maine Department of Education, Office of Higher Education Services

Maryland

Maryland Higher Education Commission

Massachusetts

Office of Private Occupational School Education

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Minnesota

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Mississippi

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation

Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration

Missouri

Missouri Department of Higher Education

Montana

Montana University System, Montana Board of Regents

Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Education, Private Postsecondary Career Schools

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Nevada

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education

New Hampshire

Department of Education, Division of Higher Education, Higher Education Commission

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Center for Occupational Employment Information

Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department

New York

Office of College and University Evaluation

Adult Career and Continuing Ed. Services

North Carolina

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors

The North Carolina Community College System (Office of Proprietary School Services)

North Dakota

North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical Education

North Dakota University System

Ohio

The Ohio Board of Regents

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education

The Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools

Oregon

Office of Degree Authorization

Department of Education Private and Career Schools Office

Pennsylvania

Department of Education

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Council on Education

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

South Dakota

Secretary of State (South Dakota Attorney General)

Tennessee

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Texas

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Utah

Utah Division of Consumer Protection

Vermont

Vermont State Board of Education

Virginia

Private & Out-of-State Postsecondary Education, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Washington

Washington Student Achievement Council

Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

West Virginia

West Virginia Education Policy Commission

West Virginia Council for Community & Technical College Education

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Education

This listing was shared by WCET’s (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) State Authorization Network. State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) and WCET collaborated in directing the work of NCHEMS (National Center for Higher Education Management Systems) in gathering, updating, and compiling the information.


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