State Regulatory Authorization

The University of Nebraska monitors developments in state laws in every state.

The University of Nebraska is currently authorized, licensed, exempt, not subject to approval, or is permitted to accept students for programs in the following states: 

Alabama Hawaii
Massachusetts*
New Mexico
South Dakota
Alaska Idaho
Michigan
New York
Tennessee*
Arizona Illinois
Minnesota
North Carolina*
Texas
Arkansas** Indiana
Mississippi
North Dakota
Utah
California
Iowa
Missouri
Ohio*
Vermont
Colorado
Kansas
Montana
Oklahoma*
Virginia
Connecticut
Kentucky*
Nebraska
Oregon*
Washington*
Delaware* 
Louisiana
Nevada
Pennsylvania
West Virginia
Florida
Maine
New Hampshire*
Rhode Island
Wisconsin
Georgia
Maryland*
New Jersey
South Carolina
Wyoming

*Students who reside in states marked with an asterisk and who wish to enroll in a program which has a required field placement such as a practicum, clinical rotation, internship, or student teaching component should contact a program adviser prior to application. For a listing of field placement programs, visit our Field Placement Program page

**Arkansas

Due to regulatory requirements in the State of Arkansas, the University of Nebraska is only able to accept or enroll students who intend to reside in Arkansas while pursuing a degree online from the University of Nebraska in the following programs:


If you would like to be updated on the current status of the authorization process in Arkansas, please contact online@nebraska.edu to be added to our communication list. 

Disclaimers

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s new 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, the University of Nebraska makes the following disclaimers per authorization by each state regulatory agency:

Iowa

  1. A student seeking an Iowa educator license is advised that successful completion of a University of Nebraska program of educator preparation does not qualify the student for initial educator licensure by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
  2. A candidate seeking licensure in the State of Iowa must first be licensed/certified as an educator in the state in which preparation was completed. The University of Nebraska will assist students who have completed an NU program of educator preparation in contacting the Nebraska licensing board. The University of Nebraska will assist the candidate in understanding the requirements of the Nebraska licensing board prior to the candidate’s completion of an NU program(s) of educator preparation.
  3. A candidate seeking subsequent licensure from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners must contact that Board (515/281-5849; http://www.boee.iowa.gov/) for licensure requirements in Iowa.

Louisiana

University of Nebraska is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are reviewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Maryland

Pursuant to the requirements of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and Education Article, §11-202.2(c)5, Annotated Code of Maryland; the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska at Kearney, and University of Nebraska Medical Center have submitted the renewal application for Out-of-State Online Education. The current status of the application is pending and the university is waiting for a response.

The process for students residing in Maryland who wish to file a complaint against the University of Nebraska is outlined by Nebraska Revised Statute 85-2418.

Minnesota

University of Nebraska is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Receive Updates

In the event that these regulatory requirements are modified, this information may change and our website will reflect the new developments.

If you would like to be contacted if authorization is received, please send your name, e-mail, program of interest, and state of residence to online@nebraska.edu