Programs & Services


Academic Common Market

Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college and pay in-state tuition rates.

Looking for a college degree not offered by a public institution in your home state? The Academic Common Market may be able to help. Many students qualify for in-state tuition to study at out-of-state institutions. 

Not all colleges participate, not all programs are offered, and not every offered programs is available to students in all states.


SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program

The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program has come to the difficult decision to POSTPONE the October 2021 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. The event will be rescheduled in a virtual format in early 2022. Additional information regarding the virtual event will be forthcoming. Full announcement >

Increasing Faculty Diversity

More than one-third of America’s college students are people of color.


Education Data

Collecting analyzing and sharing demographic, economic, pre-K-12 and higher ed data among states

Helping states stay up to date on the latest interstate comparisons and trends in education is a core service of SREB. 


Legislative Action

SREB tracks and reports on actions on education issues by state lawmakers across the SREB region. Based on research and meetings with state leaders during their legislative sessions, issues of the Legislative Report detail recent governors’ proposals, bills and funding actions.  

Legislators, governors’ staffs and other policy-makers often turn to SREB for the latest information on education issues. 


Collaborative Insurance and Technology Savings

SREB partners with the Midwestern Higher Education Compact to bring cost containment strategies to SREB states. 

Any education institution or agency in SREB member states may elect to participate in these following cost-saving opportunities.


Regional Contract Program
Professional health degrees at in-state rates

Tuition-savings program for students in health professions

Qualified students may pursue professional health degrees at participating out-of-state universities – paying in-state tuition at public institutions and reduced tuition at private ones. 

Students in participating states who want to earn degrees in dentistry, medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatry and veterinary medicine are eligible.


State Authorization

SREB and the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)

Accreditors, government agencies and higher ed organizations developed a nationwide reciprocity agreement to address challenges to states, which are responsible for authorizing education offered to their residents from institutions in other states. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, or SARA:

  • Broadens offerings and lower costs for students
  • Saves institutions from seeking approvals for their classes and degree programs on a case-by-case basis
  • Allows states to focus on oversight of their own institutions

SARA is overseen by a national council and administered by the four regional higher education compacts, MHEC, NEBHE, SREB and WICHE.