Where in the United States should I open a university? Which State?

March 4, 2023
We provide the licensing and accreditation needed to establish a new university and offer comprehensive guidance throughout the process.

This involves helping our clients understand all the legal and financial requirements around university establishment, as well as providing marketing and branding advice to ensure their university or college stands out from other educational institutions.

Our competitors can only offer a limited service, either licensing or accreditation, as most don't have the skills or team required to provide a turnkey service. This is why EEC stands out from the crowd – we can offer our clients everything they need to get their university off the ground easily and efficiently.
We aim to provide a complete service that will give our clients every chance of success when setting up their university. With EEC, you get a complete package of expertise and support for your university startup project.

 At EEC we're looking at building a long-term relationship with our clients, where launching a university is only the first step.

 We are confident that no other company can match our team of experts and their specialized knowledge.
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Do you remember the street you grew up on? What about your favorite hangout spot after school? Or that town where you spent most of your family vacations as a kid?
Locations like this matter and form an integral part of our identity. The same is true about the university that you’re planning to open. You need to deeply consider where it’s going to operate.

Let’s talk about three States where starting a college or university would come with strong advantages.

If you want to open a degree-granting university or college, California is your best option and here’s why:
California is home to a strong three-tier education system that hosts both prestigious universities, and over one-hundred community colleges.
This means thousands of students seek California’s higher education, making it a great place to start your academic institution
Also, California has a long list of reasons for exemptions from state supervision, which means that you have a higher chance of being eligible for an exemption. Exempt institutions enjoy a wide range of flexibilities -and fewer startup costs.

For a vocational school, consider Texas for these reasons:
Everything in Texas is bigger and cheaper: from real estate to population and job opportunities. This means that it’s easier to get more students while keeping your costs very low.
Texas has ZERO state income tax and very low corporate tax rates, which means fewer expenses for your school.
Also, the Texas application process for a license to operate a vocational school is shorter, faster and less demanding than in most other states.
Next, if you’re looking to start a religious-exempt school, Florida is a no-brainer.
Unlike other states, it’s so easy to establish a religious-exempt school in Florida. While other states require tons of forms and red tape, Florida’s Commission for Independent Education mainly asks for certification that confirms all your programs have a religious modifier.
You can get a religious exemption in Florida for a nonprofit or a for-profit organization.  And once you are exempt, the name of your school will be listed on the State’s website, which gives credibility with your students.

Finally, Florida is also perfect for starting a nursing school.
As one of the most desired locations for retirees in the country, Florida has a rising demand for nurses which is expected to increase in the future.  This means that as a nursing school, you will never have a problem recruiting students.
While the State is a bit demanding when it comes to documentation, this also means the standard for nursing education is high in Florida.

To learn more about opening your university in these big three states, or anywhere else in the US, see our resource links below.  

And be sure to check out our next video " What are the types of university accreditation? Which one should you choose?"  As always, feel free to give me a call or Contact Us with any questions you may have.  I’ve been helping clients establish universities in the US for over a decade, and I’m looking forward to helping you, too.

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