Every state has statutory regulations for out-of-state institutions offering online education to its residents. Many states require programs to be authorized before offering courses and/or operating in their state. "Operating" may include solicitation, advertising and/or recruiting students, as well as requiring students to complete clinical, internships and/or field placement courses.
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
The University of Cincinnati has been approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative. This voluntary agreement among member states and institutions establishes standards for interstate offering of distance education across state lines, shifting principle oversight responsibilities from the state in which the distance learning is being received to the “home state” of the institution offering the instructions.