What is a "Proprietary School"?
Proprietary Schools are for-profit businesses which provide vocational education and training. They may be privately owned, a partnership or a corporation.
Under Article 8 of North Carolina General Statutes 115D, the State Board of Community Colleges, acting by and through the State Board of Proprietary Schools, is charged with the responsibility of licensing proprietary schools in North Carolina.
How will these pages help you?
Our purpose is to assure prospective and enrolled students and citizens of North Carolina that proprietary schools operating in North Carolina meet minimum standards of quality in their operation. These pages provide information on licensing regulations and processes, licensed schools, and additional resources related to establishing and maintaining post-secondary educational standards. Some pages include downloadable forms. See the information below for instructions on downloading.
Find information on currently licensed proprietary schools.
For Potential Owners
General information about the licensure process, and Application Packets in both WORD and PDF formats.
Information and forms for program changes, instructor additions, license renewal, annual reports, and approved ability to benefit tests.
List of Proprietary Schools
Proprietary schools currently licensed by the State Board of Community Colleges.