Postsecondary Education


Academic Common Market

A tuition-savings program for college students in SREB member states who want to pursue degrees not offered by in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the in-state tuition rates.

During calendar year 2017, approximately 2,130 degree programs were available, 152 institutions participated and nearly 3,355 new students were certified for study.

In 2017,116 Delaware students participated in Academic Common Market, saving, on average, $15,389 each and a collective total of $1,785,136 in tuition.

ACM State Representative: Juliet Murawski, Delaware Department of Higher Education, Higher Education Office >

Regional Contract Program

Gives students the opportunity to earn a professional health degree from participating institutions in other states through in-state tuition rates at public institutions or reduced tuition at private institutions. More than 600 students participate each year.

Participating students from Delaware in 2017: 8 >

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to open more high-quality distance education offerings for students and ease the regulatory burden on institutions. SREB member states may opt in to offer distance education activities in other SARA states. 

Delaware is an approved member of SARA.

Delaware SARA representative: Nicholas Buono, Education Specialist with Delaware Department of Higher Education, Higher Education Office >

Fact Book and Data Exchange

Publishes one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of comparative data through a cooperative effort of state postsecondary education agencies. Data are updated annually on topics including population demographics, college completion, tuition and fees, cost of attendance, state appropriations and faculty salaries. 

Delaware leaders receive the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education, as well as Delaware: Featured Facts From the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education and the annual SREB-State Data Exchange tables.

Delaware’s Participating Agency and SREB-State Data Exchange Coordinator: Chesiree Wise, Delaware Higher Education Commission >

Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Helps expand and strengthen schools of nursing to reduce the critical shortage of nurse educators needed to educate the nation’s registered nurses. The Council surveys institutions for nursing education trends and shares online graduate nursing courses.

As of April 2018, one Delaware institution is a member, listed here with its representative to the Council:

Wilmington University: Denise Westbrook, Dean >

Doctoral Scholars Program

Supports minority students to help them earn Ph.D.s, begin careers at colleges and universities, and diversify campus faculties. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars, with more than 1,200 attendees.

Scholars funded by Delaware in 2017-18: 0
2017 Institute attendees from Delaware: 1

Scholars Delaware has supported since joining in 1993: 2

Graduates since 1993: 1
Graduates currently employed: 1
Percent employed in education: 0

Delaware-supported Ph.D. students have attended these institutions since 1993:

University of Delaware >