State Authorization

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education's regulation (34 C.F.R. ยง600.9) 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 the 49 participating states. At present, only California has not yet joined the NC-SARA initiative.

Through NC-SARA, Kansas State University has gained authorization to operate in the 49 states that have joined the agreement, and is also authorized in California. Students seeking to enroll in a Kansas State University distance education program residing outside the state of Kansas, but within the United States, can check the NC-SARA website for assurance of their state's participation, or check the University's authorization status 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 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).