2A1. Institution Types Authorized - Indicate the types of institutions that your agency authorizes. Feel free to provide a short explanation of any ambiguity:
Public, in‐state degree granting institutions
Public, out‐of‐state degree granting institutions
Private, in‐state, not‐for‐profit degree granting institutions
Private, out‐of‐state, not‐for‐profit degree granting institutions
Private, in‐state, for‐profit degree granting institutions
Private, out‐of‐state, for‐profit degree granting institutions
2B1. Multiple Agencies - Is an institution required to obtain approval from more than one agency to be authorized in your state (excluding purely programmatic approvals):
2B2. If so, please explain:
In some circumstances an institution may be required to also receive approval from the Texas Workforce Commission. The 82nd Legislature passed legislation in 2011 to exclude certain institutions or specific types of educational programs from the definition of the schools and colleges required to have either a license or exemption from the Texas Workforce Commission prior to enrolling Texas residents. These include:
• Certain schools or training programs that offer only avocational or recreational instruction or teacher instruction for the following subjects:
(3) martial arts;
(5) physical fitness;
(6) horseback riding;
(7) riflery or other weapon use;
(8) sewing, knitting or other needlecrafts; or
• Certain out of state, degree granting schools that only offer distance education in Texas. Such schools must be:
(1) physically located in a state other than Texas;
(2) legally authorized by the state of its physical location to offer postsecondary education and award degrees;
(3) accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the United States secretary of education under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Section 1001 et seq.); and
(4) offer in Texas only postsecondary distance or correspondence programs of instruction.
These schools must post a conspicuous notice on the home page of their websites stating:
(1) that the career school or college is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code;
(2) the name of any regulatory agencies that approve and regulate the school's programs in the state where the school is physically located and in which it has legal authorization to operate; and
(3) how to file complaints or make other contact with applicable regulatory agencies.
2C1. Accreditation - Is accreditation required for an institution to be authorized in your state:
2C2. If yes, please explain:
Institutions with physical presence in Texas must be accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. THECB recognizes all regional accrediting agencies and several national or programmatic accrediting agencies. A listing of those agencies may be found at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=106BD76B-C2C9-1CED-D9AEAF20A2CEB4C3. Institutions with a physical presence in Texas not accredited by a Texas recognized agency must obtain a Certificate of Authority from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Institutions without a physical presence in Texas, but offering distance education to Texas residents, must be accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
2C3. If yes, what type of accreditation is required? Please check all that apply:
2E4a. Counseling Psychology:
2E5a. Allied Health Professions and Related Programs:
2E6a. Others (please list):