State Authorization

DeVry University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to provide information regarding its state authorization. Institutions offering education to residents of a particular state are required to meet the requirements of that state. This includes coursework offered onsite as well as coursework offered through distance education.

State Relocation Notice to Students

Students who relocate while enrolled at DeVry University may be unable to complete their program if relocating to a state where DeVry is not authorized to offer a particular program. Prospective students should contact their Admissions Advisor to discuss how relocation could affect their ability to complete their program; current students should contact Student Central if they are considering relocating during their course of study.

There may be consequences, such as ineligibility for financial aid, for applicants and students who relocate to a state where DeVry is not authorized. There may also be program limitations, even in states where DeVry is authorized; applicants/students may not be able to apply, continue, or transfer to a particular program, as not all programs may be approved by a state authorization agency.

State Authorization of DeVry University Locations

DeVry University holds the required state authorization in each state where DeVry has a location. Please refer to the list below.

State Authorization of Distance Education

DeVry University does not participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). States have varying requirements governing distance (online) education offered by postsecondary institutions. DeVry’s distance education authorizations are listed below.


Alabama: DeVry holds a Private School License from the Alabama Community College System, 135 South Union Street, Montgomery, AL 36104, 334.293.4500.  DeVry is exempt from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education’s programmatic review.

Alaska: DeVry has been issued an exemption by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, P.O. Box 110505, Juneau, AK 99811. DeVry’s programs are exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 and 20 AAC 17.015 because the programs are online or distance delivered and do not have a physical presence in the state.

Arizona: DeVry is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1740 W. Adams, 3rd Flr., Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602.542.5709.

Arkansas: DeVry University has been granted certification by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 423 Main Street, Suite 400, Little Rock, AR 72201, for certain undergraduate and graduate programs offered by distance education.

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program.  Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301. The student should be aware that these degree programs may not transfer. The transfer of course/degree credit is determined by the receiving institution.

California: DeVry is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. For additional information, please visit the Bureau's Internet website at www.bppe.ca.gov.

DeVry holds Registration of Out of State Institution for distance education from the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

Colorado: DeVry holds full authorization to operate by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, 1600 Broadway, Ste. 2200, Denver, CO 80202, 303.862.3001.
Connecticut: DeVry is registered to offer online courses/programs to Connecticut residents by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education, 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103, 860.947.1800.

Delaware: DeVry has been granted full approval to operate with degree granting authority in the State of Delaware by the Delaware Department of Education, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901, 302.735.4000.

Florida: DeVry is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399, toll-free telephone number 888.224.6684.

Georgia: DeVry is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, GA 30084, 770.414.3300.

Illinois: DeVry is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Ste. 333, Springfield, IL 62701, 217.782.2551. To report unresolved complaints to the Illinois Board of Higher Education visit their webpage at http://complaints.ibhe.org.

Indiana: This institution is authorized by: The Indiana Commission for Higher Education/Indiana Board for Proprietary Education 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206.

Iowa: DeVry University is registered to offer distance education programs in Iowa by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. Students with concerns or complaints may contact Iowa College Aid at: 877.272.4456, https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/StudentComplaintForm.

Kansas: DeVry is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents, 1000 SW Jackson St., Ste. 520, Topeka, KS 66612, 785.430.4240.

Kentucky: DeVry University is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502.573.1555.

Louisiana: DeVry University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana, P.O. Box 3677, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Maine: DeVry qualified for the exemption from Maine law, Title 20-A, Maine Revised Statutes, Chapter 409 and from the Maine Department of Education Rule, Chapter 149, Procedures For Obtaining Authorization For Institutions Of Higher Education To Confer Academic Degrees Or to Offer Degree Courses/Programs in the State of Maine. Maine Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.

Maryland: DeVry University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N. Liberty St., 10th Flr., Baltimore, MD 21201, 410.767.3300.

Michigan: DeVry is licensed by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, P.O. Box 30018, Lansing, MI 48909, 517.241.9221 for out of state distance education.

Minnesota: DeVry University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 1450 Energy Park Drive, Ste. 350, St. Paul, MN 55108, 651-642-0567, www.ohe.state.mn.us, pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. The Bachelor of Science in Accounting is not a "CPA Pathway" program.

Missouri: DeVry is certified to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, 205 Jefferson St., Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469, 573.751.2361.

Montana: DeVry is authorized to offer post-secondary degree programs in Montana by the Montana University System Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, 560 N. Park Ave., Helena, MT 59620, 406.449.9124.

Nevada: DeVry is licensed to operate in the state of Nevada by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education, 2880 E. St. Louis Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702.486.7330.

Note: The state of Nevada requires students to meet its requirement for study of the Nevada and U.S. constitutions. DeVry’s POLI332 course fulfills this requirement.

New Jersey: DeVry is licensed by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, P.O. Box 542, Trenton, NJ 08625, 609.292.4310.

New Mexico: DeVry holds a Distance Education Authorization Certificate from the New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4, Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505.476.8400.

New York: DeVry has received permission to operate its academic programs in New York from the University of the State of New York Board of Regents/The State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, 5 North Mezzanine, Albany, NY 12234, 518.474.2593.

North Carolina: DeVry has been evaluated by the University of North Carolina (910 Raleigh Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27515, 919.962.4559) and is licensed to conduct higher education degree activity. The School’s guaranty bond for unearned prepaid tuition is on file with the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and may be viewed by contacting the Regulatory Affairs Department at DeVry University.

North Dakota: DeVry is authorized to operate in North Dakota under North Dakota Century Code 15-18.1. North Dakota University System, 2000 44th St. SW, Suite 301, Fargo, ND, 58103.

Ohio: DeVry holds Certificate of Authorization by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, 25 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215, 614.466.6000.

Oregon: This school is a unit of a business corporation authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degrees described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR chapter 583, division 30. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310.

Pennsylvania: DeVry is approved and authorized to operate by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 71726, 717.783.8228. In Pennsylvania, instructional hours for all courses scheduled to meet on days falling on recognized holidays will be made up by one or more of the following deemed appropriate by the faculty and approved by the dean of academic excellence: lengthened class sessions, pre-course readings, team projects, group meetings.

DeVry is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education as an out-of-state distance education provider to enroll residents of Pennsylvania in distance education programs.

South Carolina: DeVry University is licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1122 Lady St., Ste. 300, Columbia, SC, 29201, 803.737.2260. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not equal to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Note: DeVry is licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education to recruit South Carolina residents into programs at on-ground campuses in Charlotte, NC; Decatur, GA; Orlando, FL and online through its Illinois campus.

Tennessee: DeVry University has been granted optional expedited authorization by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Parkway Towers, Suite 1900, Nashville, TN 37243, 615.741.5293.

Texas: DeVry is authorized to grant degrees by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711, 512.427.6223, 512.427.6168 fax. DeVry is granted exemption as a private university by the Texas Workforce Commission. Exemption status means DeVry is not approved or regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Utah: DeVry is registered under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act (Title 13, Chapter 34, Utah Code).  Registration under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act does not mean that the State of Utah supervises, recommends, nor accredits the institution. It is the student's responsibility to determine whether credits, degrees, or certificates from the institution will transfer to other institutions or meet employers' training requirements. This may be done by calling the prospective school or employer. State of Utah, Department of Commerce, 160 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84114.

Virginia: DeVry is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219, 804.255.2621. Associate degree programs are considered terminal and credits earned in these programs are generally not applicable to other degrees.

More information on applicability of credits earned in associate degree programs to bachelor’s degree programs is available from DeVry admissions representatives.

DeVry University’s Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the Provost and Vice President of Academic Excellence, have approved all degree programs and certificate programs offered by DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management in the State of Virginia.

DeVry’s associate of applied science programs are technical programs; credits earned may not be applicable to degree programs offered at other institutions.

West Virginia: DeVry has been issued a permit to operate by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, 1018 Kanawha Blvd., East, Suite 700, Charleston, WV 25301.

Wisconsin:  The Wisconsin Educational Approval Program, 4822 Madison Yards Way, WI 53705, 608.266.2112 certifies that DeVry University (Online) has been approved and is legally authorized to do business in the state of Wisconsin as a private postsecondary school, subject to the provisions of 440.52 Wisconsin Statutes, and all administrative rules adopted pursuant to the statutes.

Wyoming: DeVry is authorized to offer educational services to Wyoming students by the Wyoming Department of Education, 122 W. 25th St., Suite E200, Cheyenne, WY 82002, 307.777.7675.

DeVry University’s distance (online) education programs are not subject to authorization in all states. Therefore, DeVry may offer online programs to residents of the following states without separate approval: Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington.

DeVry University is not able to offer distance education programs to Rhode Island or Washington D.C. residents at this time.

Oklahoma residents may enroll in DeVry University’s degree programs.  However, at this time, Oklahoma residents interested in DeVry University’s undergraduate certificate programs are only eligible to enroll in the Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding or the Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding – Health Information Coding.

Bankruptcy Statement
DeVry University does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years and has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.