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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, and State and Distance Education Authorizations

State authorization information for DeVry University locations and distance (online) education is provided below.

State Relocation Notice

Students may be unable to complete their program if relocating to a state in which DeVry is not authorized to operate or is not authorized to offer the program in which they’re enrolled. Students should contact Student Central if considering relocating during their course of study or transferring to a different DeVry program.

Applicants may be unable to enroll in their program if relocating to a state in which DeVry is not authorized to operate or is not authorized to offer the program in which they’re interested. Applicants should contact their admissions advisor/representative to discuss how relocation could affect their ability to enroll in certain programs.

Students and applicants should note there may be consequences, such as ineligibility for financial aid, when relocating to a state in, or transferring to a program for, which DeVry University is not authorized.

State and Distance Education Authorizations

DeVry University is approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which provides a voluntary, regional approach to state authorization of postsecondary distance (online) education. With that approval, and with approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education, DeVry’s distance (online) education programs are considered approved by reciprocity with other SARA member state higher education agencies. Visit the SARA website ( for the most current list of participating states and a detailed description of SARA.

DeVry University holds the following state authorizations to offer distance (online) education and to operate in states in which it has locations. States have varying requirements governing postsecondary distance (online) education. 

  • Alabama:

    DeVry holds a Private School License from the Private School Licensure Division of 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.

  • 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, 101 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 300, 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. DeVry also holds Registration of Out of State Institution for distance education from the Bureau. For additional information, please visit the Bureau’s website,

  • Delaware:

    DeVry has been granted an operating license to offer courses, programs and/or degrees to Delaware residents by the Delaware Department of Education, 401 Federal Street, Ste. 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 W. Gaines Street, Ste. 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 E. Exchange Pl., Ste. 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

  • Indiana:

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

  • 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, 100 Airport Rd., 3rd Floor, 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.

  • 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 Labor & Economic Opportunity, P.O. Box 30726, Lansing, MI48907, 517.335.4000.

  • Minnesota:

    DeVry University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 1450 Energy Park Dr., Ste. 350, St. Paul, MN 55108, 651-642-0567,, 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, 301 W. High St., Ste. 870, Jefferson City, MO 65101, 573.751.2361.

  • Nevada:

    DeVry is licensed to operate in the state of Nevada by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education, 2800 E. St. Louis Ave., 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 St., Ste. 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 Ave., 5 North Mezzanine, Albany, NY 12234, 518.474.2593.

  • North Carolina:

    DeVry has been evaluated by the University of North Carolina (2800 E. St. Louis Ave., 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,  State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 215, Bismarck, ND 58505, 701.328.2960.

  • Ohio:

    DeVry holds Certificate of Authorization by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, 25 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215, 614.466.6000.

  • Tennessee:

    DeVry University has been granted optional expedited authorization by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 312 Rosa Parks Ave., 9th Floor,, 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, 512.427.6101, 512.427.6127 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 N. 14th St., Richmond, VA 23219, 804.225.2600. 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 and the provost and chief academic officer 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.

  • Wisconsin:

    The Wisconsin Educational Approval Program, 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison, 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.

  • Requesting Documentation

    DeVry will provide, upon request, a copy of the documents describing the institution's accreditation and its State or Federal approval or licensing. Written requests should be sent to [email protected].

  • 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.