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State Authorizations

 

Davenport University has been approved by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.  NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.  

 

 

A list of participating states and institutions can be found at National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

 

As of 1/27/2016: Participating SARA states are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Note: New states are added regularly so please see the NC-SARA site for an updated list

 

Student Complaint Process:

Students residing in one of the above mentioned states that wish to make a complaint may do so through the DU complaint process

If an issue or complaint is not resolved at the institutional level, a student may choose to contact the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

 

For academic programs leading to licensure:

Participation in SARA has no effect on state professional licensing requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the appropriate licensing agency or Board in their state of residency prior to beginning a course of study, to understand the requirements as it applies to their specific situation.

 

For students residing in non-SARA states:

DU is required to comply with each non-SARA states’ laws regarding distance education.  Please click on the state below to determine if DU has been granted approval to provide online programs in that state.

 

 

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Arkansas

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


California

The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education does not require purely online programs to be authorized.  Davenport University is exempt from seeking authorization in California as long as DU does not maintain a physical presence in California.  Davenport University students residing in California that wish to make a complaint may do so through the DU complaint process here.  The student may also click here to file a complaint with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

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Colorado
 
NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed

Connecticut

The Connecticut Office of Higher Education does not require purely online programs to be authorized.  Davenport University is exempt from authorization in Connecticut as long as DU does not maintain a physical presence in Connecticut.  Davenport University students residing in Connecticut that wish to make a complaint may do so through the DU complaint process here.  The student may also click here to file a complaint with the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.


Delaware

DU is not currently authorized to provide online distance education to residents in this state.  


District of Columbia

DU is not currently authorized to provide online distance education to residents in this District.  


Florida

Davenport University has received confirmation from the Florida Commission for Independent Education that licensure is not required to offer online distance education to residence in Florida.  Davenport University does not meet the requirements for “operating” in the state of Florida.  Davenport University students residing in Florida that wish to make a complaint may do so through the DU complaint process here.  The student may also click here to file a complaint to the Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education.                                                                                                                     


Georgia

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed 

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Hawaii

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed

Idaho

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Illinois

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Indiana

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Iowa
 
NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed

Kansas

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed

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Kentucky

DU is not currently authorized to provide online distance education to residents in this state. 


Louisiana

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Maine

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Maryland

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed 


Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Board of Education does not require purely 100% online distance education programs to be authorized.  Davenport University is not required to seek authorization in Massachusetts given that DU does not meet the physical presence requirements.  Davenport University students residing in Massachusetts that wish to make a complaint may do so through the DU complaint process here.  The student may also click here to file a complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.  


Minnesota

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Mississippi

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed

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Missouri

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Montana

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Nebraska

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed

 

Nevada

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed  


New Hampshire

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


New Jersey

The New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education does not require purely online programs to be authorized.  Davenport University is exempt from authorization in New Jersey given that DU does not operate in the state or meet the criteria for having a physical presence in the state. Davenport University students residing in New Jersey that wish to make a complaint may do so through the DU complaint process here.  The student may also click here to file a complaint with the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. 

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New Mexico

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed 


 New York

The New York State Board of Regents, through the State Education Department’s Office of Higher Education does not require authorization for online distance education programs.  Davenport University is not required to seek authorization in New York given that we do not have a physical presence or instructional site in the state.  Davenport University students residing in New York that wish to make a complaint may do so through the DU complaint process here.  The student may also click here to file a complaint through the State Education Department’s Office of Higher Education.


North Carolina

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors does not require authorization for purely 100% online distance education programs.  Davenport University is not required to seek authorization in North Carolina given that we do not own, lease, rent, or license a physical space or instructional site in the state.  All DU programs must be completed fully online.  If the program has an “on-the-ground” component (field experience, clinical, practicum, etc.) students in North Carolina will be given an alternative virtual experience.  Davenport University students residing in North Carolina that wish to make a complaint may do so through the DU complaint process here.  The student may also file a complaint through the North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints via the contact information below.

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Terrence R. Scarborough
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
Phone: (919)962-4558
Email: studentcomplaint@northcarolina.edu


North Dakota

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed

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Ohio

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Oklahoma

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Oregon

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Pennsylvania

Davenport University has registered in Pennsylvania as an out-of-state distance education provider and has received a Confirmation of Registration to enroll residents in Pennsylvania in specific distance education programs.  Per the requirements of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Postsecondary & Adult Education, Davenport University is accredited to offer degrees at each specific level by an accrediting agency that is approved by the United States Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Davenport University does not maintain a physical presence in the state of Pennsylvania.  Davenport University students residing in Pennsylvania that wish to make a complaint may do so through the DU complaint process here.  The student may also click here to file a complaint to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 


 Rhode Island

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed

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South Carolina

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education does not require authorization for purely 100% online distance education programs.  Davenport University is not required to seek authorization in South Carolina given that we do not own, lease, rent, or license a physical space or instructional/administrative site in the state.  All DU programs must be completed fully online.  If the program has an “on-the-ground” component (field experience, clinical, practicum, etc.) students in South Carolina will be given an alternative virtual experience.  Davenport University students residing in South Carolina that wish to make a complaint may do so through the DU complaint process here.  The student may also file a complaint through the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education via the contact information below.

Residents of South Carolina may access a complaint form through the web site of the Commission at: http://www.che.sc.gov/CHE_Docs/AcademicAffairs/License/Complaint_procedures_and_form.pdf 

The form must be completed, signed, and notarized. It may be submitted with the required documentation to reshleman@che.sc.gov or sent to Postsecondary Institution Licensing, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1122 Lady Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201.


South Dakota

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Tennessee

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed 


 Texas

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed

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Utah

The Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Consumer Protection has granted Davenport University a continuous exemption from registering with the Division, as long as we maintain our current accreditation status.  All DU programs must be completed fully online.  If the program has an “on-the-ground” component (internship, clinical, practicum, etc.) students in Utah will be given an alternative virtual experience.  Davenport University students residing in Utah that wish to make a complaint may do so through the DU complaint process here.  The student may also click here to file a complaint with the Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Consumer Protection. 


Vermont

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Virginia

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


Washington

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed


West Virginia

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed

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Wisconsin

DU is not currently authorized to provide online distance education to residents in this state


Wyoming

NC-SARA member, all online programs are allowed

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