Institutional Authorization to Operate in Texas

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Approval Processes for degree-granting colleges and universities other than Texas public institutions. 

Private postsecondary institutions operating in Texas

A searchable list by institution name, physical address, website, type of oversight, THECB-recognized accreditor, public accreditor sanctions, US Department of Education notes, and teach-out or limitation status.

For a list of degree programs offered at each institution, please reference the Resources page.

Certificate of Authorization
Authorization of accredited degree-granting private postsecondary institutions or out-of-state public postsecondary institutions to offer degrees and courses leading to degrees at a Texas location.

Submit Certificate of Authorization application and supporting documentation via Certificate of Authorization Institution Portal (CAIP). Instructions for using the online portal can be found here: CAIP Submission Instructions. Inquiries regarding the CAIP Portal should be directed to Cristine Ayala at Cristine.Ayala@thecb.state.tx.us.

Certificate of Authority
Guidelines and timeline for application process for institutions seeking accreditation.

Registration of Agents
Application for a certificate of registration of an agent of a postsecondary educational institution that does not have a Certificate of Authorization or a Certificate of Authority.

 

Inquiries regarding Institutional Authorization should be directed to Cathie Maeyaert, Special Projects Director, Academic Quality and Workforce Division at Cathie.Maeyaert@thecb.state.tx.us.