Programs & Services
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.
Increasing Faculty Diversity
More than one-third of America’s college students are people of color. But racial and ethnic minorities make up only small fractions of college faculty. Nationwide, about 5 percent of faculty are African-American, about 3 percent are Hispanic and about 1 percent are Native American. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program is working to change that.
The goal: more minority Ph.D. students who seek
careers as faculty on college campuses
SREB states are at the forefront of many of the fast-paced changes technology is bringing to education. SREB helps state leaders create and expand effective uses of technology in schools and colleges.
SREB analysts monitor and report on states’ progress toward six Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for education, which span early childhood through higher education and the workforce.
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.
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.
Tuition-savings program for students pursuing professional health degrees.
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.
Eligible students in participating states can earn degrees in dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatry and veterinary medicine.
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.