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Board of Proprietary Education


The Commission for Higher Education is charged with coordinating higher education in Indiana.  The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education - which is administered, staff, and led by the Commission for Higher Education - is a 7-member public body created in 2012.  The Board is charged with authorizing all accredited Indiana proprietary institutions that grant degrees, as well as all accredited proprietary degree-granting, out-of-state institutions that offer instruction in Indiana. For a current list of authorized institutions, click here.

In addition, the Board is charged with protecting and informing the public at large.  These functions are carried out by the Commission through a student complaint process and by providing information to the public about authorized institutions.  For information about diploma mills, click here.

Indiana proprietary institutions that do not grant degrees - as well as all non-degree-granting, out-of-state institutions that offer instruction in Indiana - must be authorized by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Office for Career and Technical Schools (OCTS). For information concerning OCTS institutions, please click here.  OCTS staff may also be reached by phone at 317.234.8339 or 317.234.8338.

All closed institutions records will be housed at the Indiana State Archives.  For a transcript request form, click here. Please note that there is a fee for each copy of a transcript requested in the amount of ten dollars ($10.00). The fee must accompany the request and can either be a check or a money order to be paid to: The Indiana commission on Public Records (ICPR).  The form MUST be signed by the owner of the records (the former student).  All fields must be completed for the request to be accepted.  For any questions concerning transcript request, please call 317.591.5220 Ext. 288. Transcript request from may be faxed to 317.591.5328.

Latest Information:
Indiana has been approved as the first state to join the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) News Release click here.

The following campuses have had an orderly closure on the date indicated:

  • 12/23/2013 Strayer University at Indianapolis
  • 12/24/2013 Kaplan College at Indianapolis (Woodland Drive campus only)
  • 1/15/2014 Sanford-Brown College at Indianapolis

Updated 4/16/2014


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