Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 173
Department of Higher Education
Section 173.600

August 28, 2013


Definitions.

173.600. As used in sections 173.600 to 173.618, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following terms mean:

(1) "Agent", any employee, solicitor, or other person who, for remuneration, by any means and at a place away from the school premises or site of instruction, enrolls or attempts to enroll a resident of this state in a course or courses of instruction or study offered or maintained by a proprietary school, wherever located, or otherwise hold himself out to a resident of this state as representing a proprietary school for such purpose;

(2) "Board", coordinating board for higher education;

(3) "Certificate", any award that does not have a degree designation;

(4) "Certificate of approval", approval of the board to operate a school in compliance with the provisions of sections 173.600 to 173.618 and rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to law;

(5) "Degree", any award, earned or honorary, conferred with the designation of associate, baccalaureate, masters, professional, or professional development, specialist, or doctorate;

(6) "Department of higher education", the state department charged with administering the rules and regulations as provided for herein, operating within the guidelines approved by the board;

(7) "Operate", to establish, keep, or maintain any facility at a location or locations in this state where, from, or through which education is offered or given and shall include contracting with any person, group, or entity to perform any such act;

(8) "Person", any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or business entity of any kind or description;

(9) "Proprietary school" or "school", any person not specifically exempted in section 173.616 or other provisions of sections 173.600 to 173.618, which offers or maintains on either a profit or not-for-profit basis within the state of Missouri a course or courses of instruction or study through classroom instruction or correspondence or which grants certificates or earned or honorary degrees;

(10) "Proprietary school advisory committee" or "committee", a seven-member committee appointed by the board as provided in section 173.614;

(11) "Public institution", a postsecondary educational institution established by provisions of Missouri constitution or statutory law or established by the voters of the district in which it is located, which is funded fifty percent or more of its operating costs from public funds; which is governed by a body appointed by the governor and approved by the senate, or selected by the voters of the district in which it is located, and which operates on a not-for-profit basis;

(12) "Religious degree" or "religious program", any degree or program with a specific theological, biblical, divinity, or other religious designation;

(13) "Rules and regulations", the rules and regulations recommended by the proprietary school advisory committee and adopted by the board as authorized and provided for by sections 173.600 to 173.618.

(L. 1983 H.B. 560 1, A.L. 1991 H.B. 51, et al.)


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