State Authorizations

Some states require out-of-state universities to be authorized by the appropriate state authority to provide distance education to residents of that state. Other states do not require authorization. Prospective students should check the list below to see if the University is able to accept students from their state of residence.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

NC_SARA LogoJohnson University is an institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. NC-SARA enables the University to accept any student into a distance education program who resides in a participating state without investing the expense and labor of obtaining authorization from that state. Currently, the following states belong to NC-SARA, and Johnson University is able to accept students from those states into its online programs.

Alabama Indiana Nebraska Rhode Island
Alaska Iowa Nevada South Carolina
Arizona Kansas New Hampshire South Dakota
Arkansas Kentucky New Jersey Tennessee
Colorado Louisiana New Mexico Texas
Connecticut Maine New York Utah
Delaware Maryland North Carolina Vermont
District of Columbia Michigan North Dakota Virginia
Georgia Minnesota Ohio Washington
Hawaii Mississippi Oklahoma West Virginia
Idaho Missouri Oregon Wisconsin
Illinois Montana Pennsylvania Wyoming

States in Which Johnson University is Authorized

Johnson University’s current marketing, recruiting, and online learning activities do not require authorization or have acquired authorization in the following states; residents of these states may apply for distance education programs at Johnson University:




Puerto Rico