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What is the definition of an Institution of Higher Education?

For a full definition, refer to Section 101 and 102 of the Higher Education Act. A brief summary of the definition is as follows:

An Institution of Higher Education is a school that:

  • Awards a bachelor’s degree or not less than a 2 year program that provides credit towards a degree or,
  • Provides not less than 1 year of training towards gainful employment or,
  • Is a vocational program that provides training for gainful employment and has been in existence for at least two years.

And must meet all three of the following criteria:

  • Admits as regular students only persons with a high school diploma or equivalent; or admits as regular students persons who are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance
  • Public, Private, or Non-Profit
  • Accredited or pre accredited and is authorized to operate in that state