The Academic Common Market/Electronic
For more than 30 years, the Academic Common Market has enabled college students
to pursue studies in selected programs in other SREB states and pay
in-state tuition. Through this sharing of uncommon programs,
thousands of students have been able to pursue degrees that are not
offered by colleges and universities in their home states. With the growth
and development of distance learning and the emergence of the Electronic
Campus, the Southern Regional Education Board announced an innovative
program that combines the tuition benefits of the Academic Common Market
with the distance learning capacity of the Electronic Campus. This
initiative makes selected programs available at in-state tuition and
through distance learning.
Residents of 15 SREB states may participate in the SREB Academic Common Market/Electronic Campus
program. States and students alike enjoy significant savings through the
program. States do not have to provide costly, specialized programs that
are available to their residents through the Academic Common Market/Electronic
Campus initiative, and students who enroll in other states' programs
do not have to pay the higher tuition rates usually charged to
Academic Common Market/Electronic Campus waivers of out-of-state
tuition are available only if certain conditions are met:
- No public college or university in the student's home state (state
of residence) offers a degree program in his or her chosen field of
- The program is available in another
SREB state that participates in the ACM/EC.
- The program is available through distance learning.
- The student meets admissions requirements of the college or
university that offers the program.
- The student is certified as a resident of his or her home state.
To view online programs available to residents of your state, search the Academic Common Market/Electronic Campus , please
Review some Academic Common Market/Electronic Campus
Frequently Asked Questions.
The number of programs constantly changes. Participating states select
eligible programs to offer to students in other states, and they determine
which programs they will make available for their own residents. All
programs have been reviewed for inclusion in the Electronic Campus.
They must meet the Principles of Good Practice and SREB and state
standards for quality. For more information about Academic Common
Market certification requirements,
Any student who is interested in enrolling in a program through the
Academic Common Market/Electronic Campus needs to complete a
residency form that is available from the ACM state coordinator. The
student also needs to apply to the college or university that offers the
program. To be eligible for a waiver of out-of-state tuition rates, every
participating student must be certified by the
state coordinator in his or her home state and be admitted to the
university and to the selected academic program.
For more information about the Academic Common Market and on-campus programs, click on the
Academic Common Market review the information and
follow links to programs that are available to residents of your state.