State Authorization Regarding Online and Distance Education
The University of Colorado must be authorized, exempted, or licensed by each state to offer its online programs to non-Colorado resident students.
In February 2015, the University’s three institutions became participants in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative. Operating under NC-SARA allows the University’s campuses to offer online programs to students who are residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The University’s campuses are in the process of obtaining state authorization for its online programs in many of the remaining non-SARA states.
Prospective and currently enrolled students interested in courses, programs, certificates, or degrees that lead to professional licensure must understand their state licensing board’s requirements prior to enrolling. Click here for more information.
Students are advised to contact the state authorization compliance specialist about information regarding their specific state of current or intended residence.