Welcome to the EAB

The Wisconsin Educational Approval Board (EAB) is a postsecondary education agency that is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Evaluating and approving private trade, technical, career, distance learning, and degree-granting schools.
  • Collecting and disseminating student outcome and satisfaction information from schools.
  • Performing annual reviews of schools.
  • Conducting regular on−site evaluations of schools.
  • Holding schools accountable for improving their performance and effectiveness.
  • Supporting options for innovative and quality programs offered by schools.

Information about the types of institutions the EAB does not regulate is available from a listing of exempt schools.

Our Mission Statement

To protect Wisconsin's consumers and support quality educational options.

Strategic Values & Goals

  • Assure Wisconsin consumers that EAB-approved schools are well run, educationally sound, and financially stable.
  • Protect consumers and help schools through regulatory enforcement and processes that are reasonable, consistent, firm, fair, and timely.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the private postsecondary education sector by supporting the success of students and schools.
  • Regularly update and/or revise applicable statutes, administrative rules, and oversight policies and procedures to reflect changes in the career education sector.

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