(110 ILCS 1010/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 232)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Degree granting institution" means an educational facility maintained by any person, partnership, public or private corporation or public body and operating as a school, academy, institute, private junior college, college, university or entity of whatever kind which furnishes or offers to furnish instruction leading toward or prerequisite to an academic or professional degree beyond the secondary school level, and which requires that in order to obtain a degree the recipient thereof satisfactorily complete an appropriate course of class, laboratory or research study in person under a faculty whose members hold appropriate academic degrees or whose members possess appropriate moral, intellectual and technical skill and competence; however, this definition does not apply to Illinois public tax supported higher education institutions.
    (b) "Degree" means any designation, appellation, series of letters or words, or other symbol which signifies or purports to signify that the recipient thereof has satisfactorily completed an organized academic program of study beyond the secondary school level.
    (c) "Board" means the Board of Higher Education established under "An Act creating a Board of Higher Education, defining its powers and duties, making an appropriation therefor, and repealing an Act herein named", approved August 22, 1961, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 82-622.)