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State Authorization

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

UNT is a member of the National Council of Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.

Please visit nc-sara.org for more information.

Complaint Process for UNT Students Enrolled in Distance Education and Off-Campus Courses

The University of North Texas is committed to addressing student concerns and complaints. The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions offering distance education to provide enrolled and prospective students the contact information to file complaints with the institution’s accrediting agency and with an appropriate state agency in the student’s home state.

A UNT student with a complaint should first follow the UNT complaint policy.

If UNT does not resolve the problem to the student’s satisfaction, the student may file a complaint with the designated agency in the state where they are receiving instruction or with UNT’s accrediting agency using the contact information provided below.

For Students within Texas:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Please review the THECB’s student complaint process information prior to initiating contact.

For Students Enrolled in UNT Distance Education and Off-Campus Courses or Programs Outside of Texas:

Complaints should be filed in the state where the student is receiving instruction, not in the state in which the student resides. A link to the agency responsible for higher education and the student complaint process in each state is provided below. 

State Agencies:

State Agency Site Phone Fax
Alabama Alabama Commission on Higher Education (334) 242-1998 (334) 242-0268
Alaska Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (907) 465-2962 (907) 465-5316
Arizona Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (602) 542-5709 (602) 542-1253
Arkansas Arkansas Division of Higher Education (501) 371-2000  
California State of California Department of Consumer Affairs (833) 942-1120  
Colorado Colorado Department of Higher Education (303) 866-2723 (303) 866-4266
Connecticut Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (860)947-1801  
Delaware Delaware Department of Education (302) 735-4000 (302) 739-4654
Florida Florida Department of Education (850) 245-0505 (850) 245-9667
Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (770) 414-3300 (770) 414-3309
Hawaii Hawaii Post-secondary Education Authorization Program (808) 933-0910 (808) 933-8845
Idaho Idaho State Board of Education (208) 334-2270 (208) 334-2632
Illinois Illinois Board of Higher Education (217) 782-2551 (217) 782-8548
Indiana Indiana Commission for Higher Education (317) 232-1320 (317) 233-4219
Iowa Iowa College Student Aid Commission (515) 725-3400 (515) 725-3401
Kansas Kansas Board of Regents (785) 296-4917 (785) 296-7052
Kentucky Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (502) 573-1555 (502) 573-1535
Louisiana Louisiana Board of Regents (225) 342-4253 (225) 342-9318
Maine Maine Department of Education (207) 624-6600 (207) 624-6700
Maryland Maryland Higher Education Commission (410) 260-4500 (410) 260-4500
Massachuetts Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (617) 994-6950 (617) 727-0955
Michigan Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing (CSCL) Bureau (517) 373-1820 (517) 373-2129
Minnesota Minnesota Office of Higher Education (651) 642-0567 (651) 642-0675
Mississippi Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation (601) 432-6198 (601) 432-6225
Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (573) 751-2361 (573) 751-6635
Montana Montana University System (406) 444-6570  
Nebraska Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (402) 471-2847 (402) 471-2886
Nevada Nevada System of Higher Education (702) 486-7330 (702) 486-7340
New Hampshire   (603) 271-3494  
New Jersey State of New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (609) 588-3226  
New Mexico New Mexico Higher Education Department (505) 476-8400 (505) 476-8453
New York New York State Education Department (518) 474-2593 (518) 486-2779
North Carolina North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (919) 807-7146 (919) 807-7164
North Dakota North Dakota University System (701) 328-3180 (701) 328-1255
Ohio Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools (614) 466-2752 (614) 466-2219
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (405) 225-9100  
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (503) 947-5600 (503) 378-5156
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Education (717) 783-6137 (717) 783-6139
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico State Department Office of Registration and Licensure of Educational Institutions (787) 641-7100 (787) 641-2573
Rhode Island Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner (401) 456-6008  
South Carolina South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (803) 737-2260 (803) 737-2297
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Regents (803) 737-2260 (803) 737-2297
Tennessee Tennessee Higher Education Commission (615) 741-3605 (615)741-6230
Texas Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (334) 242-1998 (512) 427-6101
Utah Utah System of Higher Education (801) 530-6601 (801) 530-6001
Vermont State of Vermont Agency of Education (802) 828-3135  
Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (804) 371-2285 (804) 225-2604
Washington Washington Student Achievement Council (360) 753-7869  
Washinton DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (202) 442-4465 (334) 242-0268
West Virginia West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (304) 558-4016  
Wisconsin Distance Learning Authorization Board (608) 266-1996 (608) 264-8477
Wyoming Wyoming Department of Education (307) 777-5712  

 

Regional Accrediting Agency

The University of North Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges. 

Address: 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097
Phone: (404) 679-4500
Fax: (404) 679-4528
Website: http://www.sacscoc.org/
Complaint Process: sacscoc.org/app/uploads/2019/07/complaintpolicy.pdf