Postsecondary Vocational Institution Law and Legal Definition

(1) Principal criteria - According to 20 USCS § 1002 (Title 20, Education; Chapter 28, Higher Education Resources and Student Assistance; General Provisions; Definitions), for the purpose of this section, the term "postsecondary vocational institution" means a school that--

(A) provides an eligible program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation;

(B) meets the requirements of paragraphs (1), (2), (4), and (5) of section 101(a) [20 USCS § 1001(a)]; and

(C) has been in existence for at least 2 years.

(2) Additional institutions - The term "postsecondary vocational institution" also includes an educational institution in any State that, in lieu of the requirement in paragraph (1) of section 101(a) [20 USCS § 1001(a)] admits as regular students persons who are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in the State in which the institution is located.” (20 USCS § 1002)