Policy 12: Use of “College” or “University”
In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 20-3-250.7(b), no person, agent, group, or entity of whatever kind shall use the term “college” or “university” unless approved to do so by the commission, unless it falls within one of the statutory exceptions set forth in O.C.G.A. § 20-3-250.7(b). Pursuant to Code Section 250.5(b)(5), the commission delegates the task of authorizing use of the term “college” or “university” to the Executive Director. In the instance that an applicant for authorization is a postsecondary institution, the Executive Director shall consider whether it has been accredited by an accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education.