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Your Eligibility

By State

sara-states-map.pngDistance Learning Eligibility

The United States Department of Education requires that every institution of higher education obtain authorization from each state in which it offers distance education opportunities. Wright State University is committed to complying with the requirements of each state in which we offer distance learning programs and courses.  


Wright State University is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions that are members of SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states. States and institutions that choose to become members of SARA operate under a set of policies and standards that are overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements and administered by four regional higher education compacts.


Students living in SARA states can now participate in Wright State’s online programs. For more information about the SARA initiative and the progress of state and institutional membership, please visit http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions

If you currently reside in the United States but outside the State of Ohio and are considering enrolling in an online program or in an online course offered by Wright State University, it is necessary that you consult the information below to determine your eligibility. These restrictions do not apply to students enrolled on either the Wright State Dayton or Lake Campuses. However, students currently enrolled on our campuses who wish to complete their program online should ensure that Wright State is authorized to provide distance education in their planned state of residency. 

Search here by the first letter of your state.

States Authorized for Distance Learning



A


Alabama

Alabama is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Alabama.

Alaska

Alaska is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Alaska. 

Arizona 

Arizona is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Arizona.

Arkansas

Arkansas is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Arkansas.

 

C


California

All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in California. 

Colorado 

Colorado is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Colorado. 

Connecticut

All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Connecticut. 

 

D


Delaware

Delaware is an NC-SARA state. WSU is currently authorized to offer any program of study that does not include externships/internships/practicums/field experiences at a site in Delaware that is established by either the school or an enrolled student with approval from the school.  At this time, the approved programs are:

  • M.S.  Engineering Science (Industrial and Human Factors Engineering)
  • M.S.  Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • M.S.  Management Information Systems
 

F


Florida

All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Florida. 

 

G


Georgia

Georgia is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Georgia. 

 

H


Hawaii

Hawaii is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Hawaii. 

 

I


Idaho

Idaho is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Idaho. 

Illinois

Illinois is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Illinois. 

Indiana

Indiana is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Indiana.

Iowa

Iowa is an NC-SARA state. WSU is currently authorized to offer any program of study that does not include externships/internships/practicums/field experiences at a site in Iowa that is established by either the school or an enrolled student with approval from the school.  At this time, the approved programs are:

  • M.S.  Engineering Science (Industrial and Human Factors Engineering)
  • M.S.  Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • M.S.  Management Information Systems

K


Kansas

Kansas is an NC-SARA state. WSU is currently authorized to offer any program of study that does not include externships/internships/practicums/field experiences at a site in Kansas that is established by either the school or an enrolled student with approval from the school.  At this time, the approved programs are:

  • M.S.  Engineering Science (Industrial and Human Factors Engineering)
  • M.S.  Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • M.S.  Management Information Systems

Kentucky

WSU is fully authorized by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to offer the following online programs to Kentucky residents:

  • M.S.  Engineering Science (Industrial and Human Factors Engineering)
  • M.S.  Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • M.S.  Management Information Systems

Educator preparation programs require the approval of the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). Due to EPSB requirements, WSU has ceased to enroll Kentucky residents in any of the online education related programs [Educational Leadership - Teacher Leader; Educational Leadership – Principalship; Educational Leadership – Superintendent; Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development (CIPD);Counseling Psychology (Master of Rehabilitation Counseling)], who are educators licensed in the State of Kentucky.        

For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board's Website at http://www.epsb.ky.gov/certification/outofstate.asp.  

Kentucky students interested in the online WSU nursing program options should contact the College of Nursing and Health Dean’s office (937-775-3133 or Sharon.brannon@wright.edu) to discuss the limited enrollment conditions in place per agreement with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

 

L


Louisiana

Louisiana is an NC-SARA state. WSU is currently authorized to offer any program of study that does not include externships/internships/practicums/field experiences at a site in Louisiana that is established by either the school or an enrolled student with approval from the school.  At this time, the approved programs are:

  • M.S.  Engineering Science (Industrial and Human Factors Engineering)
  • M.S.  Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • M.S.  Management Information Systems

M


Maine

Maine is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Maine. 

Maryland

Maryland is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Maryland.

Michigan

Michigan is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Michigan. 

Minnesota

Minnesota is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Minnesota.

Mississippi

Mississippi is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Mississippi. 

Missouri

Missouri is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Missouri.

Montana

Montana is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Montana.

 

N


Nebraska

Nebraska is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Nebraska. 

Nevada

Nevada is an NC-SARA state. WSU is currently authorized to offer any program of study that does not include externships/internships/practicums/field experiences at a site in Nevada that is established by either the school or an enrolled student with approval from the school.  At this time, the approved programs are:

  • M.S.  Engineering Science (Industrial and Human Factors Engineering)
  • M.S.  Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • M.S.  Management Information Systems

New Hampshire

New Hampshire is an NC-SARA state. WSU is currently authorized to offer any program of study that does not include externships/internships/practicums/field experiences at a site in Delaware that is established by either the school or an enrolled student with approval from the school.  At this time, the approved programs are:

  • M.S.  Engineering Science (Industrial and Human Factors Engineering)
  • M.S.  Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • M.S.  Management Information Systems

New Jersey

All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in New Jersey. 

New Mexico

New Mexico is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in New Mexico. 

New York

All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in New York.

North Carolina

North Carolina is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in North Carolina.

North Dakota

North Dakota is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in North Dakota.

 

O


Oklahoma

Oklahoma is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Oklahoma. 

Oregon

Oregon is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Oregon.

 

P


Pennsylvania

All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Pennsylvania. 

R


Rhode Island

Rhode Island is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Rhode Island. 

 

S


South Carolina

South Carolina is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in South Carolina. 

South Dakota

South Dakota is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in South Carolina.

 

T


Tennessee

Tennessee is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Tennessee. 

Texas

Texas is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Texas.

 

V


Vermont

Vermont is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Vermont. 

Virginia

Virginia is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Virginia. 

 

W


Washington

Washington is an NC-SARA institution. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Washington.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is an NC-SARA district. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Washington.

West Virginia

West Virginia is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in West Virginia. 

Wisconsin

All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Wisconsin. 

Wyoming

Wyoming is an NC-SARA state. All Wright State University distance learning programs are authorized for students residing in Wyoming. 

 


If your state is not on the list of authorized states, or your program is subject to the conditions listed under the Additional State Authorization Information below, please contact the director of your desired program or dl_stateauthorization@wright.edu to see if accommodations may be possible to permit your enrollment.

STATE CONTACT INFORMATION 

The United States Department of Education’s Federal Integrity Rules require Wright State to provide contact information for filing complaints with each state licensing entity and any other relevant agency that would handle the complaint.  The contact information for each state and our accrediting agency can be found at  State Complaint Information.