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Contact Information for Filing Complaints

Owner: Vice Provost

With Accreditation and State Higher Education Authorities

Teachers College provides both informal and formal grievance and dispute resolution procedures.   For additional information about procedures, please refer to the policy on Grievance Procedures: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/policylibrary/diversity-and-community-affairs/grievance-procedures/

Pursuant to 34 CFR § 668.43(b) (Code of Federal Regulations), Teachers College must provide students  ….”with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle the student’s complaint”.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

3624 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

267 284-5000

New York

New York State Education Department

Office of College and University Evaluation

http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/COMPLAINTFORMINFO.html

 

Alabama

Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education

https://www.accs.cc/index.cfm/school-licensure/complaints/

 

Alaska

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

http://acpe.alaska.gov/ConsumerProtection

 

Arizona

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

https://ppse.az.gov/complaint

 

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

http://www.adhe.edu/students-parents/colleges-universites/student-grievance-form/

 

California

Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education

http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml

 

Colorado

Colorado Department of Higher Education

http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Office of Higher Education

http://www.ctohe.org/StudentComplaints.shtml

 

Delaware

Delaware Department of Education

http://www.doe.k12.de.us/sara

District of Columbia

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

https://osse.dc.gov/service/higher-education-licensure-commission-helc-public-complaints

 

Florida

Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education

http://www.fldoe.org/policy/cie/file-a-complaint.stml

 

Georgia

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

https://gnpec.georgia.gov/student-complaints  

Hawaii

Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Process

http://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap/forms/student-forms/

 

Idaho

Idaho State Board of Education

https://boardofed.idaho.gov/priv_col_univ/student_complaint.asp

 

Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education

http://complaints.ibhe.org/

Indiana

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

http://www.in.gov/che/2744.htm 

Iowa

Iowa College Student Aid Commision

https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/sdrf-start 

Kansas

Kansas Board of Regents

http://kansasregents.org/academic_affairs/private_out_of_state/complaint_process

Kentucky 

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

http://cpe.ky.gov/campuses/consumer_complaint.html

Louisiana 

Board of Regents

https://regents.la.gov/divisions/planning-research-and-academic-affairs/institutional-licensure/sara/

 
Maine

Office of the Attorney General

http://www.maine.gov/ag/consumer/complaints/index.shtml

 Maine Department of Education

http://www.maine.gov/doe/highered/sara/sara-complaint-form.pdf 
Maryland 

Maryland Higher Education Commission

http://mhec.maryland.gov/institutions_training/Pages/acadaff/acadaffairsdepartments.aspx

Masschusetts 

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

http://www.mass.edu/forstufam/complaints/complaints.asp

 
Michigan 

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-61343_35395_35396---,00.html

Minnesota 

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=1078

 
Mississippi 

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation

http://www.mississippi.edu/mcca/student_complaint_process.asp

Missouri 

Missouri Department of Higher Education

http://dhe.mo.gov/documents/POLICYONCOMPLAINTRESOLUTION-reviseddraft.pdf

 
Montana

Montana Department Board of Regents

http://www.mus.edu/MUS-statement-of-complaint-process.asp

 
Nebraska 

Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/student-complaints-against-postsecondary-institutions

 
Nevada 

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education

 http://cpe.nv.gov/Students/Students_Home/

 
New Hampshire 

New Hampshire Department of Education

http://www.education.nh.gov/highered/compliance-allegation.htm

 
New Jersey 

Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/OSHEComplaintInstructions.shtml

 
New Mexico 

New Mexico Higher Education Department

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/complaints.aspx

 
New York 

New York State Education Department

Office of College and University Evaluation

http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/COMPLAINTFORMINFO.html

North Carolina 

University of North Carolina General Administration

https://www.northcarolina.edu/complaints

North Dakota 

North Dakota University System

http://www.ndus.edu/system/state-authorization/ 
Ohio 

Ohio Department of Higher Education

https://www.ohiohighered.org/students/complaints

 
Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

http://www.okhighered.org/current-college-students/complaints.shtml

Oregon

Higher Education Coordinating Commission

http://www.oregon.gov/highered/institutions-programs/private/Pages/private-postsecondary-complaints.aspx

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education

http://www.education.pa.gov/Postsecondary-Adult/College%20and%20Career%20Education/Pages/Students-Complaints.aspx#.VmgxFf7lvcs

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education

http://www.ribghe.org/pdfs/BOGStudentComplaintProcessII011012.pdf

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

http://www.che.sc.gov/Portals/0/CHE_Docs/academicaffairs/license/Complaint_Procedures_and_Form.pdf
South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Regents

https://www.sdbor.edu/administrative-offices/academics/SD-SARA/Pages/default.aspx
Tennessee

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

https://www.tn.gov/thec/for-students-and-families/transcript-requests-and-institution-complaints.html

Texas

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=989FE9A0-2213-11E8-BC500050560100A9

Utah

Utah System of Higher Education

https://higheredutah.org/submitcomplaints/

Vermont

Vermont Agency for Education

http://education.vermont.gov/documents/postsecondary-program-complaint-resolution

Washington

Washington Student Achievement Council

http://www.wsac.wa.gov/student-complaints

West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

http://www.wvhepc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Student-Complaint-Process-revised.pdf

Wisconsin

Department of Safety and Professional Services

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Programs/EducationalApproval/Student.aspx

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Education

http://edu.wyoming.gov/downloads/schools/student-complaint-form.pdf

Responsible Office: Vice Provost

Effective Date:

Last Updated: August 2018

Last Edited: August 2018