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State Authorizations

U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) requires all higher education institutions to comply with applicable state laws and licensure requirements regarding state authorization of distance education.  Before Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi can accept an enrollment from an exclusively online student, the University must be in compliance with the regulations on distance education in the state in which the student resides. 

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is authorized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer its programs to residents in Texas and is in compliance with regulations regarding postsecondary distance education for the state.

If you have questions about whether Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi can enroll students from your state, please contact Jan Brott at 361-825-2131. For more information about enrolling in online degrees offered by TAMU-CC, visit: https://iol.tamucc.edu/online_degrees.html.

State Authorized Approved States

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi has been granted to offer online programs to residents in the following states through the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), the Southern Regional Education Board Electronic Campus Regional Reciprocity Agreement (SECRRA) or exemption letter from the state.

Alabama

Delaware

Indiana

Maryland

Nevada

Ohio

Tennessee

Wisconsin

Alaska

District of Columbia

Iowa

Michigan

New Hampshire

Oklahoma

Texas

Wyoming

Arizona

Florida

Kansas

Minnesota

New Jersey

Oregon

Utah 

Arkansas

Georgia

Kentucky

Missisippi

New Mexico

Pennsylvania

Vermont

California

Hawaii

Louisiana

Missouri

New York

Rhode Island

Virginia 

Colorado

Idaho

Maine

Montana

North Carolina

South Carolina

Washington

Connecticut

Illinois

Massachusetts

Nebraska

North Dakota

South Dakota

West Virginia

Students considering a nursing academic program that leads to a professional license in a state or require a clinical internship in that state should contact the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at (361) 825-2648 and the appropriate licensing agency in that state for guidance BEFORE pursuing the academic program located outside their home state.

Complaints from distance education students in other states:

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi encourages you to resolve issues or complaints using the most appropriate university complaint process (http://www.tamucc.edu/marcom/complaints/). However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint about Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with your state of residence or with SACS, the University’s accrediting agency.

Resources:

Federal Regulation §600.9 State Authorization

WCET State Authorization Background and Updates