State Authorization Regulations

What state authorization means for you

State Authorization refers to a regulation released in 2010 by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) which focuses on the requirement for institutions offering distance education to obtain approval from any state or territory in which distance education is offered.  Each state has its own regulations governing requirements for authorization. Institutions that are not compliant within the states in which they operate distance education (online and correspondence) may be subject to state sanctions. For more information on State Authorization regulations, please visit the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) is working to ensure compliance in all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Should you have questions about state authorization and distance education in your state,
please contact us.

Nebraska Methodist College monitors developments in state laws in every state. NMC is currently authorized, licensed, exempt or not subject to approval in the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware (limited programs)
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky (limited programs)
  • Louisiana (limited programs)
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts (limited programs)
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota (limited programs)
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire (limited programs)
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Nevada (limited programs)
  • North Carolina (limited programs)
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio (limited programs)
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington (limited programs)
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin




Students who have concerns about distance education through NMC and wish to file a comment should contact the compliance office of their respective state.

Updated as of December 2, 2013