State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is the Commonwealth’s coordinating body for higher education.  SCHEV’s mission, as outlined in the Code of Virginia, is “to promote the development of an educationally and economically sound, vigorous, progressive, and coordinated system of higher education in Virginia".  Through state regulations, SCHEV administers the certification of private and out-of-state postsecondary schools, which includes institutions of higher education and non-college degree schools.