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Any public or private preschool, elementary, or secondary school, or any institution of vocational, professional, or higher education, except that in the case of an educational institution composed of more than one school, college, or department which are administratively separate units, such term means each such school, college, or department.
20 USCS § 1681 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/20/1681
In Ohio “institution” includes:
- (A) Any nonprofit university, college, academy, school, or other institution, incorporated or unincorporated, that does any of the following:
- (1) Awards or intends to award diplomas for the completion of a course designed to prepare students to be eligible for certification as registered nurses;
- (2) Offers or intends to offer instruction in the arts and sciences, teacher education, business administration, engineering, philosophy, literature, fine arts, law, medicine, nursing, social work, theology and other recognized academic and professional fields of study, and awards or intends to award degrees for fulfilling requirements of academic work beyond high school;
- (3) Offers or intends to offer a course or courses in any of the areas described by division (A)(1) or (2) of this section that are applicable to requirements for a diploma or degree named in either such division.
- (B) Any college, university, or school that offers or intends to offer one or more courses in this state of the type described in division (A) of this section and that is operated by another state or a subdivision or other governmental entity of another state.
Section 46.03 of the Penal Code does not define school or educational institution. In other contexts, Texas law defines “educational institution”‘ to include a school district […] opining that FERPA applies to student records at both the state and local level because “educational agency or institution” includes any public or private agency or institution that receives federal funding under an applicable education program, without regard to whether it enrolls students”.
Law in New South Wales, Australia, defines educational authority as “a person or body administering a school, college, university or other institution at which education or training is provided.”