Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

For Institutions

Authorization for Institutions

We authorize and regulate the operations of in-state nonpublic and out-of-state postsecondary institutions operation or offering instruction in Georgia. 

Report Unauthorized Institutions Operating in Georgia

Students & Schools

School Spotlight

GNPEC is interested in learning about and showcasing our institutions’ accomplishments at quarterly Commission meetings. If your organization, students, or graduates have received accolades or other recognitions, please share them with GNPEC. We would love to hear about the impactful ways our institutions are serving Georgia! 

Types of Institutions that Require Authorization

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

For Business Naming

Any business that wants to include "college" or "university" in its name must request use of the word through GNPEC.
Request to use "College" or "University"