ECPI University 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 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684.
ECPI University is licensed by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to award degrees.
Degree-seeking students in North Carolina may contact the University of North Carolina System Office to file a complaint: UNC System Office
State Authorization Unit
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
ECPI University is licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges to award diplomas. The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges is not an accrediting agency.
ECPI University is licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (1122 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201, telephone 803.737.2260, www.che.sc.gov/).
Licensure by this Commission indicates only that minimum standards have been met, and it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
For information regarding SC student complaints, please see the Student Complaint and Procedures
Form from South Carolina Commission on Higher
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education can be contacted at:
SC Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street, Suite 400
Columbia, SC 29201
ECPI University – San Antonio is authorized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to conduct courses, grant degrees, grant credit toward degrees, and to use certain protected academic terms in the State of Texas until expiration of its current grant of accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Students wishing to file a complaint with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board may contact the Board at the following web address: www.thecb.state.tx.us/studentcomplaints. The rules governing student complaints may be found in Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110-1.120, at the following web address: http://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=19&pt=1&ch=1&sch=E&rl=Y.
ECPI University has authority issued from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia to offer degrees, courses for degree credit, and programs of study leading to a degree.
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
ECPI University is an institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA). SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education course and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by post-secondary institutions based in another state. A directory of SARA states and institutions can be found at the following link: https://nc-sara.org/directory
Note on student complaint resolution process: ECPI University’s Student Grievance Procedures can be found in the Catalog's Student Grievance Procedures section. These procedures are applicable to all students, including those taking distance education under the aegis of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
All students are first encouraged to seek and exhaust resolution of grievances/complaints with University officials or through the anonymous third-party system. If those processes do not resolve the issues, ECPI recognizes that in all matters related to SARA, any student may then communicate a grievance/complaint directly to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), as noted below.
Complete a Student Complaint Form from https://schev.edu/index/students-and-parents/resources/student-complaints and submit the form to: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
Private and Out-of-State Postsecondary Education (POPE)
101 N. 14th Street, 9th floor
James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219
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