The Council licenses not-for-profit postsecondary education institutions and for-profit baccalaureate degree granting institutions to protect bona fide institutions and citizens of the Commonwealth from fraudulent practices, unfair competition, and substandard educational programs.
This includes private colleges located in Kentucky, private colleges located outside of Kentucky but which operate in Kentucky, and public colleges located outside of Kentucky but which operate in Kentucky.
Do you want to learn more about licensure?
See our online FAQ's for institution staff and for students.
If you have a question about postsecondary licensing, including whether a particular program at a college is licensed, please contact the CPE Online Support Center. Please be advised that due to increased volume, CPE staff response time may be two weeks.