Proprietary Schools are for-profit businesses which provide vocational education and training. Under Article 8, Chapter 115D of the North Carolina General Statutes, the State Board of Community Colleges, acting by and through the State Board of Proprietary Schools, licenses proprietary schools in North Carolina.
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. The pages below provide information on licensing regulations and processes, licensed schools, and additional resources related to establishing and maintaining post-secondary educational standards.
Directory of Proprietary Schools
Proprietary schools licensed by the State Board of Community Colleges.
School Closure Information
The initial licensing process may take several months. Proprietary schools are required to pay an Initial License Fee of $5,000, a Student Protection Fund Assessment of $1,250, and obtain a Surety Bond.
The licensure process begins by mailing a Preliminary Application to: Office of Proprietary Schools, NC Community College System, 5001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-5001.
|Preliminary Application||122.24 KB|
|Proprietary School Orientation||2.16 MB|
|Checklist for Initial Licensing||71.68 KB|
|Sample - Application for Enrollment||18.96 KB|
|Sample - Enrollment Agreement||15.71 KB|
|Sample - Program Syllabus||28.9 KB|
|Sample - Student Attendance||46.01 KB|
|Sample - Student Payments||14.73 KB|
|Sample - Student Transcript||14.07 KB|
|Sample - Withdraw Form||13.45 KB|
Forms for adding or changing faculty, programs, or remote sites; quarterly bond form; and instructions and forms for school closures, purchases, and sales.
|Checklist for License Renewal||63.87 KB|
|Administration & Faculty Report||36.4 KB|
|Program Addition Proposal||59.48 KB|
|Program Revision Proposal||48.7 KB|
|Quarterly Bond Report||40.5 KB|
|Remote Site Proposal||24.16 KB|
|Relocation Proposal||27.62 KB|
|School Sale or Purchase Notice||42.12 KB|
|School Closure Notice||36.06 KB|
Proprietary School Students
The North Carolina State Archives has custody of student academic records of a number of defunct proprietary, church-supported, or other non-public schools and colleges in North Carolina.
The following complaint procedures are intended for proprietary school students only. Community College students should refer all complaints to their respective school administrators.
|Student Complaint Procedures||26.5 KB|
|Student Complaint Form||29.5 KB|
|Institutional Response Form||27.5 KB|