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Legal and Regulatory

The following documents and links establish the authority, scope and responsibilities of the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, as well as offer supporting documents for those responsibilities. 


The Coordinating Commission also monitors the Nebraska Legislature for bills that impact the state's postsecondary institutions.  Commission staff then advise Legislators and Commissioners of the bills' impacts and provide regular status reports to Commissioners regarding the selected legislation.  For information on 2014 legislation that staff monitored, as well as for general information regarding Nebraska's Legislature, please contact Jason Keese at



Statutes establishing the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education


Bylaws governing the management and operation of the CCPE



State of Nebraska Rules and Regulations governing the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education:

  • Contains information on academic approval processes for new and existing institutions,

  • Defines the distribution of financial aid and students' eligibility to receive financial aid,

  • Provides guidelines and procedures for capital construction projects among facilities statewide

  • Offers instruction on reviewing public institutions' budget requests.

Annual Report for Institutions Holding a Recurrent Authorization to Operate in Nebraska


Comprehensive Statewide Plan for Postsecondary Education

  • The Comprehensive Plan provides direction for the future of higher education in Nebraska. It identifies goals that will lead to an educationally and economically sound, vigorous, progressive and coordinated higher education network throughout the state. It's used by the Coordinating Commission to facilitate most of its statutory decision-making processes.


Public Hearings

  • Meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity for comment at every meeting