State authorization

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State authorization is a legal and regulatory term that applies to a university’s compliance with individual statutes, regulations, and rules in each state in which it operates. Postsecondary institutions are required to seek individual authorization to deliver or facilitate educational services, programs, or activities from each state in which they operate.

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What is NC-SARA?

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The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) was established in 2013 to help streamline and improve regulation of distance education. 

It entered the mix to be a solution to a very complex situation. All U.S. states (except California), plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are members of NC-SARA. The four University of Missouri System institutions have been approved to participate in SARA.

Missouri Kansas State Authorization Network

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The Missouri Kansas State Authorization Network (MoKanSAN) provides collaborative opportunities for higher education institutions.

Learn more about MoKanSAN and how you can get involved.