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Licenses to Operate

University of Phoenix is approved to operate in the following U.S. states and district, either through licensure, registration, general or specific approvals, consent, or exemption.

  • Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
  • California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
  • Colorado Department of Higher Education, Commission on Higher Education
  • Government of the District of Columbia, Education Licensure Commission
  • Florida Commission for Independent Education
  • Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
  • State of Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP) from
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • State of Louisiana Board of Regents
  • Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
  • New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education
  • New Mexico Higher Education Department
  • Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Utah Division of Consumer Protection
  • The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
  • Washington Student Achievement Council

University of Phoenix is subject to specific approval-related statements that are required by some states or provinces as follows:

Florida: Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2308.

Georgia: Authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990.

Illinois: University of Phoenix is authorized to operate as a post-secondary educational institution by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, www.ibhe.org.

Indiana: Fully authorized by the Indiana Commission for Postsecondary Proprietary Education. AC-0188. Indianapolis Campus: 7999 Knue Rd., Suites 100 & 500, Indianapolis, IN 46250; Northwest Indiana Campus: 8401 Ohio St., Merrillville, IN 46410.

Maryland: Registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Ohio: Registration Number 1154320. Cleveland Main Campus: 3401 Enterprise Pkwy., Ste. 250, Beachwood, OH 44122.