The New Mexico Higher Education Department is charged to license private post-secondary institutions operating in the state. The Department does not regulate or accredit the programs offered by these institutions. National and regional accrediting associations set the standards of quality for institutions nationally or regionally accredited. A listing of nationally and regionally accredited schools and the corresponding accrediting agencies can be found at www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation.
Applicable New Mexico State Statutes are as follows:
Detailed information and application forms can be obtained under Licensure, Registration, and Exemption.