The Commission for Higher Education is the governing body responsible for overseeing post secondary institutions. The body is empowered to make budgetary recommendations to the Indiana State General Assembly and tuition recommendations to colleges and universities. The ICHE also has final approval powers over the creation of degree programs.
The commission is composed of 14-members appointed by the governor, including one faculty representative chosen from among the state’s professors and one student representative chosen from the state’s undergraduate population. These appointments are not subject to legislative approval and there are no requirement other than that they do not seek elected office.