Consumer Information

The State Board of Education does not review or approve proprietary school programs or curriculum. Courses or certificated programs from non-accredited schools may not be accepted or recognized by accredited institutions, employers, or other entities.

Consider the following before investing in your private postsecondary education:

  • Verify that the proprietary school is registered with the Idaho State Board of Education.
  • Proprietary schools are prohibited from offering degrees.
  • Be aware that most proprietary schools are not accredited and have not been through the rigorous review process involved with independent accreditation.
  • Research the curriculum followed by the school to ensure that it is recognized by respected trade associations or licensing boards.
  • Understand the total cost of the program.
  • Understand the time required to complete the program.
  • Research whether complaints have been made against the school. The Better Business Bureau may be a good resource.