ERIC Number: ED202298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Licensing/Approval Organization Structure for the Fifty States Covering Private and Proprietary Degree Granting and Non-Degree Granting Institutions.
Bender, Louis W.
The organizational structure of the various state licensing and/or approving agencies was investigated. Three broad organizational types that had licensing/approval authority for degree-granting and nondegree-granting private institutions were identified: the state board (or department) of education type, the state board (or department) of higher education type, and the separate state agency type. Four states had vested no authority to any state agency for licensing or approving private or proprietary degree-granting and nondegree-granting institutions as of January 1976. Thirty-three states vested licensing or approving authority with the state board of education for nondegree-granting proprietary institutions. Eleven of these states also placed licensing or approving authority for degree-granting private and proprietary institutions in the department of education. Nineteen states placed the licensing of or approving authority for private degree-granting institutions with the department of higher education. Five of these states also empowered the same departments with approval of nondegree-granting institutions. Ten states placed authority for licensing or approval with entirely separate state agencies. For each state all of this information is provided in tabular form. Trends indicated by the overall investigation include the following: historically authority to approve nondegree-granting institutions resided primarily with the state board of education, which tended to be designated as the state board for vocational education; and during the 1950s and early 1960s there was a trend toward renaming state boards and departments of public instruction to encompass both public and private education. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Inservice Education Program.