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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 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. DeVry does not participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

DeVry’s state and distance (online) education authorizations are:

  • 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.

  • 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, Ste. 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

    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 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.

  • 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,

  • 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 Dr., Ste. 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 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, 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, 1860 E. Sahara 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 (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, Ste. 301, Fargo, ND, 58103.

  • Ohio:

    DeVry holds Certificate of Authorization by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, 25 S. Front St., 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, 3225 25th St. SE, Salem, OR 97302.

  • Pennsylvania:

    DeVry is approved and authorized to operate by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market St., 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, Ste. 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 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.

  • West Virginia:

    DeVry has been issued a permit to operate by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, 1018 Kanawha Blvd. E., Ste. 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., Ste. E200, Cheyenne, WY 82002, 307.777.7675.

  • Distance (Online):

    DeVry University’s distance (online) education programs are not subject to authorization in all states. Therefore, the University 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.

  • Note:

    Oklahoma residents may enroll in DeVry University degree programs. At the undergraduate certificate level, Oklahoma residents may enroll in the Medical Billing & Coding and Medical Billing & Coding – Health Information Coding programs only.

  • Note:

    Currently, DeVry University is not authorized to offer distance education programs to Puerto Rico, Rhode Island or Washington D.C. residents.

  • 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

  • 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.