STATE AUTHORIZATION

Institutions engaging in regulated activities outside of their home states are required to be compliant with the regulations and laws of each state where the activities occur. An institution may achieve compliance either through a state’s authorization process or through a reciprocity agreement.

 

SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement)

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) Approved Institution

 

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.  By participating in SARA, institutions that are approved by their home states are permitted to offer online programs to residents of other SARA states without having to seek approval. 

The State of Ohio has been a member of NC-SARA since March 2015.  Case Western Reserve University was approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to participate in NC-SARA on September 16, 2015.  In September 2018, Case Western Reserve University was renewed to continue participation.

 

SARA Member States

As of October 2018, there are 52 SARA members (49 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands). View the map of SARA members. 

As an institution participating in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Case Western Reserve University is authorized to offer online programs and courses to students in the following states:

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


 


Non-SARA State

California:
  • As an accredited, private non-profit postsecondary institution, Case Western Reserve University is not required to register (seek approval) with California to offer distance education.

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE


COMPLAINT RESOLUTION


ACCREDITATION

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Cleveland, Ohio.  CWRU is authorized by the State of Ohio Department of Higher Education and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Jack Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).