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 due to the investigations and reviews required. Proprietary schools are required to pay an initial license fee of $3,200, plus $50 per program submitted for licensing; a Student Protection Fund Assessment of $1,250; and obtain a guarantee bond.
The licensure process begins with mailing a Preliminary Application to: Office of Proprietary Schools, NC Community College System, 5001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-5001.
Forms for adding or changing faculty, programs, or remote sites; quarterly bond form; and instructions and forms for school closures, purchases, and sales.