Start a Postsecondary School

From concept to graduation - every step of the way.

Whether starting a College, University, or seeking US accreditation, Cyanna can help you launch an institution poised for long-term success. We can assist with organizational considerations, operations planning, curriculum development, and licensure and accreditation.

Ready to start your own school?

Great! But before we begin, we should levelset about what that entails.

Successful projects begin with a conversation in which we’ll ask questions such as:

  • Where will your revenue come from? Do you have students in place waiting on the availability of your program or do you need help with student acquisition?
  • Have you begun the process of creating your curriculum and courses? Or do you have a completed curriculum already in place?
  • Do you have a staff and faculty ready to support your institutional goals?
  • Do you have facilities in place, whether for an online, in-person or hybrid model school?
  • Do you have funding and a budget in place to begin the project?

Regardless of where you are in the process, you can expect to make a substantial investment over the course of the first year as we help you work through the entire process.

If you’re ready to have that conversation...

Cyanna’s team of education experts is here to assist with the entire process: from establishing your school name to graduating your first class of students and beyond.

Cyanna can help get your school up and running, licensed by state regulators, enrolling and graduating students, and achieving accreditation. We assist in curriculum development, both on-ground or online, and make sure you have the right software in place to manage your students, classes, and critical data needed to stay successful for years to come. We can even help train you and your staff to make sure your operations are compliant and efficient.

Comprehensive Consulting Services

  • State Licensure Each state has licensing and regulation requirements that are specific to that state. Cyanna leverages its experience and relationships with the appropriate regulator to help you navigate that complicated process.
  • Accreditation Accreditation is required for many types of institutions, such as K-12 and degree-granting schools, and is also needed to participate in federal student aid programs. For ESL institutions, accreditation is required for SEVP approval. Even in cases where accreditation is optional, it is an important validation of an institution’s commitment to quality, and it is also a complex process.
  • Academics Cyanna has instructional designers on-hand who can help your school build curriculum from scratch or to help update and refine your current course offering.
  • EDlumina Cyanna specializes in utilizing technology to create engaging educational content and developed EDlumina to make that curriculum accessible online so that students can access it from anywhere.
  • Marketing Student acquisition is one of the most challenging aspects of opening a new school. We’ve found success by utilizing agencies that have experience marketing within the education industry.

International Clients

If you are looking to start a new school or branch location for the first time in the United States, Cyanna can partner with your institution to get the job done. Cyanna can assist with establishing a US business entity, as well as identifying the best location & jurisdiction for the goals of your institution. We can also support every level of operations from new students to graduates while accomplishing state licensure, accreditation, and regulatory approval.

Read on about the process for international clients or take a more direct approach and get in touch to discuss your ideas for starting a school in the United States or if you have any questions about what it takes.

Already started a school and now in need of growing it?

"Cyanna Education Services is a valued and trusted partner of Hondros College of Business. The team at Cyanna are knowledgeable, experienced school professionals that understand how to drive the best outcomes for our students as well as all compliance and accreditation matters. They have done a great job for our school and we look forward to working with them in the future." - Carol Thomas, Hondros College of Business

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