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State Authorization

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education's regulation (34 C.F.R. §600.9)regarding legal authorization to provide postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education in a state in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, Kansas State University makes every effort to receive authorization from each state in which its distance/online students reside.

On February 9, 2015, Kansas State University became an institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative. With this membership, Kansas State University programs are automatically available to students who reside in participating states. At present, the following states have joined the NC-SARA initiative:

AlabamaIndianaMontanaRhode Island
AlaskaIowaNebraskaSouth Carolina
ArizonaKansasNevadaSouth Dakota
ArkansasLouisianaNew HampshireTennessee
ColoradoMaineNew MexicoTexas
DelawareMarylandNorth CarolinaVermont
District of ColumbiaMichiganNorth DakotaVirginia
HawaiiMississippiOklahomaWest Virgina


Kansas State University has gained authorization or is seeking authorization for all of our programs in all 50 states. Students seeking to enroll in a Kansas State University distance education program residing outside the state of Kansas, but within the United States, should check the University's authorization status for their specific state by:

  1. Clicking the link below applicable to the program level of interest and examining the status of student's state of residence:
  2. Contacting the K-State Global Campus at global@k-state.edu or
    785-532-5575, or toll free at 1-800-622-2578.

These statements do not apply to students enrolled at one of K-State's physical campuses or locations (Manhattan, Salina, Olathe, or other approved locations).