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"Institution of higher education" defined.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term "institution of higher education" means an educational institution in this state which:
(1) Admits as regular students only individuals having a certificate of graduation from a high school, or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate;
(2) Is legally authorized within this state to provide a program of education beyond high school;
(3) Provides an educational program for which it awards a bachelor's or higher degree, or provides a program which is acceptable for full credit toward such a degree, or offers a program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation; and
(4) Is a public or other nonprofit institution.
Notwithstanding any of the foregoing subsections, all colleges and universities in this state are "institutions of higher education".


Effective dates1977 ex.s. c 292: See note following RCW 50.04.116.
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