Academic Common Market
Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college. Pay in-state tuition rates.
Note on First Professional Programs
USDE-designated “First Professional” degrees will be removed from ACM eligibility starting January 1, 2022. For more information, please contact your state ACM coordinator.
Note on COVID-19
SREB staff is aware of temporary institutional closures and moving face-to-face courses into an online format. A student’s Academic Common Market status will not be affected by courses being moved online or by temporary closures due to coronavirus/COVID-19. Students should check with both their institutional and state ACM coordinators for any updates to policies or practices related to the pandemic.
Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state?
You’re in the right place. For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities.
Search from more than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 15 states.
To qualify, you must:
Be a resident of one of 15 participating SREB states.
Select a program eligible for residents of your home state.
Complete the admission process at the institution that offers the program.
Be certified as a resident of your home state by contacting your state’s ACM coordinator.
Read the ACM brochure for more details.
Search for Programs
The ACM program inventory includes programs that have already been approved for the Academic Common Market for your state.
Program offerings are subject to change without notice. Final decisions on program offerings are determined by state coordinators.
To determine if a particular program is offered in your home state, please visit your state’s higher education agency website by visiting our participating states page.
Important Notice: As a result of the General Assembly of North Carolina’s Appropriations Act of 2011, North Carolina no longer participates in the Academic Common Market.
What is the Academic Common Market?
- The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for college students in 15 SREB states, who want to pursue degrees that are not offered by their in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the institution’s in-state tuition rates. More than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate programs are available.
State ACM Websites and Contacts
***Please contact your state ACM coordinator for application status updates***
Please note that submitting an inquiry through this site is not the same as submitting an ACM application. To apply for ACM status, you must complete and submit your home state’s ACM application to be certified as a resident. This inquiry only notifies your state contact of your interest in the ACM program.
Notice: As a result of the General Assembly of North Carolina’s Appropriations Act of 2011, North Carolina no longer participates in the Academic common Market.