UT Arlington Center for Distance Education

State Authorization

Online education is an integral part of The University of Texas at Arlington’s program offerings, with many students participating in federal financial aid. Recent amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 include changes in regulation for State Authorization that may impact online, distance, and correspondence education providers.

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education State Authorization Regulations in Section 600.9 of the Oct. 29, 2010, final program integrity rule, The University of Texas System on behalf of The University of Texas Arlington has made a “good faith effort” in pursuing state authorization from all 54 states and territories within the U.S.

The UT System and UT Arlington are currently working cooperatively with higher education authorities in all states and other U.S. jurisdictions to ensure compliance with any other state and federal authorization requirements that govern the offering of online courses in those states, including complaint processes. The UT System and UT Arlington will continue to monitor developments in the jurisdictions in which it enrolls students, and, if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, it will obtain approvals.

These are the U.S. states and territories in which UT Arlington has written approval to offer online degree programs or has been granted an exemption, or in which the approval is in process.

Approved: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

In Process: Alabama, Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Utah, Washington, D.C., American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands