Academic Common Market

Overview

Academic Common Market

Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college. Pay in-state tuition rates.

Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state? 

You’re in the right place. For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities.

Search from more than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 15 states. 

To qualify, you must: 

Be a resident of one of 15 participating SREB states.

Select a program eligible for residents of your home state.

Complete the admission process at the institution that offers the program.

Be certified as a resident of your home state by contacting your state’s ACM coordinator.

Overview

Search for Programs
The ACM program inventory includes programs that have already been approved for the Academic Common Market for your state.

Program offerings are subject to change without notice. Final decisions on program offerings are determined by state coordinators.

To determine if a particular program is offered in your home state, please visit your state’s higher education agency website by visiting our participating states page. 

Important Notice: As a result of the General Assembly of North Carolina’s Appropriations Act of 2011, North Carolina no longer participates in the Academic Common Market.

Overview

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Academic Common Market?

  • The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for college students in 15 SREB states, who want to pursue degrees that are not offered by their in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the institution’s in-state tuition rates. More than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate programs are available.