Central States Private Education Network
c/o Akerman LLP
750 9th Street, NW, Suite 750
The Victor Building
Washington, DC 20001
The Central States Private Education Network (CSPEN) is a non-profit organization promoting education to and about private post-secondary career schools and the benefits these institutions provide to students and the businesses that employ their graduates.
CSPEN is a 501(c)(3) charitable education organization dedicated to promoting the interests of students and private schools. CSPEN works collaboratively with other like-minded national and state organizations, their representatives, and the supporters of our shared community throughout the United States.
CSPEN’s mission is to provide post-secondary educational institutions with access to resources and information designed to assist in meeting state and federal legislative guidelines and understanding regulatory challenges with the ultimate student outcome 0f promotion of student access, completion, and successful entry into the occupational discipline and career of each student’s choosing. CSPEN helps to achieve this mission by providing an array of tools, including publication and dissemination of the latest news and events at federal and targeted state levels, presentation of innovative webinars, videos, and thought-provoking blogs, as well as direct access to leading experts in curriculum development, student support services, financial literacy, and more.
CSPEN was initially established to promote the interests of students and private schools in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Based on interest and need of institutions across the country, CSPEN took the necessary steps to become a 501(c)(3) charitable education organization and expanded our mission throughout the country.