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State Regulatory Agency Contact Information

It is expected that students and consumers will fully utilize the University's administrative procedures to address concerns and/or complaints in as timely a manner as possible. Complaints should first be filed internally to the appropriate CSU authority and then, if necessary, to external authorities. For additional information on the complaint process and the resolution options available to students/consumers, visit our out-of-state complaints page.

In addition to the process outlined above, if you live outside of Georgia, you may also contact the state agency listed below to file a complaint. 

Should a link not work properly or if you have questions about the complaint process, please contact us at state_authorization@columbusstate.edu.

State Regulatory Agencies

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
PO Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000

Phone: (334) 242-1998
Fax: (334) 242-0268

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505

Phone: (907) 465-2962
Toll-Free: (800) 441-2962
Fax: (907) 465-5316

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1740 W. Adams, Suite 3008
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: (602) 542-5709
Fax: (602) 542-1253

Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Higher Education Coordinating Board
423 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: (501) 371-2000
Fax: (501) 371-2001

California Department of Consumer Affairs
Consumer Information Center
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-112
Sacramento, California 95834

Phone: (833) 942-1120

Colorado Department of Higher Education
1600 Broadway, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: (303) 862-3001
Fax: (303) 996-1329

The Connecticut Office of Higher Education
450 Columbus Boulevard
Suite 707
Hartford, CT 06105-2326

Phone: (860) 947-1800
Toll-Free: (800) 842-0229
Fax: (860) 947-1310

Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Phone: 302-735-4000

Education Licensure Commission
1050 First St. NE, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 727-6436

Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street
Turlington Building, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Phone: (850) 245-3200

TollFree: (888) 224-6684

Fax: (850) 245-3233

GA SARA Portal
Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC)
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084

Phone: (770) 414-3300
Fax: (770) 414-3309

Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Program
Address:
PO Box 541
Honolulu, HI 96809

Phone: (808) 586-7327

Idaho State Board of Education
650 West State Street
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037

Phone: (208) 334-2270
Fax: (208) 334-2632

Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 North Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701-1404

Phone: (217) 782-2551
Fax: (217) 782-8548

Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984

Phone: (317) 464-4400

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
475 SW Fifth St., Suite D
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 725-3400
Toll-Free: (877) 272-4456
Fax: (515) 725-3401

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368

Phone: (785) 430-4240

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr. #320
Frankfort, KY 40601-7512

Phone: (502) 573-1555
Fax: (502) 573-1535

Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Section
P.O. Box 94005
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9005

Phone: (800) 351-4889
Fax: (225) 326-6499

Maine Department of Education
Complaint Investigator
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Phone: (207) 624-6600
Fax: (207) 624-6700

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: (410) 767-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 974-0203
Fax: (410) 332-0270

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place
Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 994-6950
Fax: (617) 727-0955

Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 373-1820
Fax: 517-373-2162

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (651) 642-0567
Toll-Free: (800) 657-3866
Fax: (651) 642-0675

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453

Phone: (601) 432-6198
Fax: (601) 432-6225

Missouri Department of Higher Education (PDF)
205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469

Phone: (573) 751-2361
Fax: (573) 751-6635

Montana University System, Montana Board of Regents
2500 Broadway Street
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201

Phone: (406) 444-6570

Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
PO Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-2847
Fax: (402) 471-2886

Nevada System of Higher Education
8778 South Maryland Parkway Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Phone: (702) 486-7330
Fax: (702) 486-7340

New Hampshire Department of Education- Division of Higher Education- Higher Education Commission
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3860

Phone: (603) 271-3494

State of New Jersey
Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625

Phone: (609) 292-4310
Fax: (609) 292-7225

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2044 Galisteo Street
Suite 4
Santa Fe, NM 87505-2100

Phone: (505) 476-8400
Fax: (505) 476-8453

New York State Education Department
Office of College and University Evaluation
89 Washington Avenue
Room 960 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

Phone: (518) 474-1551

North Carolina Post-secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
The University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road 
PO Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Phone: (919) 962-1000

North Dakota University System
10th Floor, State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Ave, Dept. 215
Bismarck, ND 58505-0230

Phone: (701) 328-2960
Fax: (701) 328-2961

Ohio Board of Regents
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 466-6000
Fax: (614) 466-5866

State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research ParkwaySuite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Phone: (405) 225-9100

Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Office of Degree Authorization
255 Capitol Street NE
3rd Floor
Salem, OR 97310

Phone: (503) 947-5977

Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Phone: (717) 783-8228  
Fax: (717) 722-3622

RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner
560 Jefferson Boulevard
Suite 100
Warwick, RI 02886

Phone: (401) 736-1100
Fax: (401) 732-3541

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street
Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 737-2260
Fax: (803) 737-2297

South Dakota Attorney General
1302 E. Highway 14
Suite 1
Pierre, SD 57501-8501

Phone: (605) 773-3215
Fax: (605) 773-4106

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Division of Postsecondary Authorization (DPSA)
404 James Robertson Parkway
Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243-0830

Phone: (615) 741-3605

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane 
PO Box 12788
Austin, TX 78752

Phone: (512) 427-6101
Fax: (512) 427-6127

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
Address:
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: (801) 530-6601
Toll-Free: (800) 721-SAFE
Fax: (801) 530-6001

Vermont Agency of Education
219 North Main Street
Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

Phone: (802) 479-1030

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th Street
10th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Phone: (804) 225-2600
Fax: (804) 225-2604

Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Phone: (360) 753-7800

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (PDF)
1018 Kanawha Boulevard East
Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301-2800

Phone: (304) 558-2101
Fax: (304) 558-1011

Educational Approval Program - Department of Safety and Professional Services
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705

Phone: (608) 266-1996
Fax: (608) 264-8477

Wyoming Department of Education
122 W. 25th St. Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: (307) 777-7675
Fax: (307) 777-6234

US Territories Regulatory Agencies

American Samoa
Board of Higher Education

Guam
Boards of Regents

Marshall Islands
Scholarship Grant and Loan Board

Micronesia
Department of Education

Northern Mariana Islands
Commissioner of Education

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Council on Education
http://www.ce.pr.gov/

U.S. Virgin Islands
Department of Education