The Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) authorizes and regulates the operations of in-state nonpublic and out-of-state postsecondary colleges and schools operating or offering instruction in Georgia.

Types of Institutions that Require Authorization

GNPEC authorizes large and smalldegree-granting and certificate-granting, and accredited and unaccredited institutions. GNPEC might need to authorize your institution if the following apply:

Learn about exemptions to see if GNPEC needs to authorize your institution.

See how Georgia law defines nonpublic and postsecondary educational institution.

For Institutions

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For Students


Argosy University Closure UPDATED

April 29, 2019

The Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) has been notified of the closure of Argosy University.  The following information is provided for the students attending the Atlanta (980 Hammond Drive, Building 2, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA

April 29, 2019 Commission Meeting

April 18, 2019

The next GNPEC Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019.

Location:    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Pooler, GA

Time:         10:30am