The New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) is responsible to license private post-secondary institutions operating in the state. The Department does not accredit the institutions, or the programs offered by these institutions. National and regional accrediting associations set the standards for quality education for institutions that wish to offer programs and coursework in New Mexico. 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:
PUBLIC Out-of-State Institutions
Offering programs to students in New Mexico can access information here.