REALTOR® University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the US Department of Education.

Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101  17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC  20036
Phone:  202-234-5100
Fax:  202-332-1386

State Authorization


REALTOR® University is authorized to operate as an institution of higher learning and award degrees by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). Tel: 217.557.7359.


REALTOR® University has been approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

As an approved SARA institution, RU only needs home state authorization to offer distance education to students residing in any other SARA member state. SARA member states can be viewed on the NC-SARA map.

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REALTOR® University does not currently accept student applications from the following state:


External Complaint Process

REALTOR® University is dedicated to providing exceptional academic and student support services.  Complaints may be filed by submission of the Complaint Form to the Office of Student Services. The Office of Student Services will review the complaint and coordinate resolution as appropriate.

If an issue cannot be resolved internally, students may file a complaint with Illinois Board of Higher Education or REALTOR® University’s accrediting agency, DEAC. Students who wish to file a complaint may review the contact information listed below. In many cases, these agencies require the student to exhaust the institution’s internal complaint procedures prior to filing a complaint. Therefore, it is recommended that students not contact these agencies until they have proceeded through the university’s process for filing a complaint.

Registering a Complaint with the Accrediting Agency

Students may file a complaint with DEAC by using the Online Complaint Form or submitting a written complaint to the following address:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
1101 17th Street, N.W.
Suite 808
Washington, D.C. 20036

Registering a Complaint with the State of Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 East Adams Street, Second Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1404