Revision of Alabama Commission on Higher Education from Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:35
Under provisions of Ala. Code §16-5-10 (14) (1975), the Alabama Commission on Higher Education has programmatic 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 and approval of non-resident programs of higher education, postsecondary instruction is divided between two state agencies, the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education (authority for all private postsecondary institutions) and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (authority for all postsecondary institutions). To facilitate these dual agency assignments of responsibility, a Memorandum of Agreement between the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and the Commission provided for the integration of programmatic review of non-resident institutions with the licensure process.
Elizabeth C. French
Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Same as above.