State Authorization for Distance Education

Distance education authorization only impacts prospective students who are interested in completing a SJSU degree or certificate program while simultaneously residing in another state.

The table below indicates state authorization status for each state in relation to online programs offered by SJSU. 

 
STATE SJSU State Authorization Status
ALABAMA O In Progress
ALASKA Authorized or Exempt
ARIZONA Authorized or Exempt
ARKANSAS O In Progress
CALIFORNIA N/A - Home state
COLORADO Authorized or Exempt
CONNECTICUT Authorized or Exempt
DELAWARE Authorized or Exempt
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Exemption granted for purely online programs
FLORIDA Authorized or Exempt
GEORGIA O In Progress
HAWAII Authorized or Exempt
IDAHO Authorized or Exempt
ILLINOIS Authorized or Exempt
INDIANA Authorized or Exempt
IOWA Authorized or Exempt
KANSAS Authorized or Exempt
KENTUCKY Authorized or Exempt
LOUISIANA Authorized or Exempt
MAINE Authorized or Exempt
MARYLAND O In Progress
MASSACHUSETTS Exemption for purely online programs
MICHIGAN Exemption for purely online programs
MINNESOTA O In Progress
MISSISSIPPI Exemption for purely online programs
MISSOURI Authorized or Exempt
MONTANA Exemption for purely online programs
NEBRASKA Authorized or Exempt
NEVADA Authorized or Exempt
NEW HAMPSHIRE Authorized or Exempt
NEW JERSEY Authorized or Exempt
NEW MEXICO Authorized or Exempt
NEW YORK Exemption for purely online programs
NORTH CAROLINA    Authorized or Exempt
NORTH DAKOTA Exemption for purely online programs
OHIO Exemption for purely online programs
OKLAHOMA Exemption for purely online programs
OREGON Authorized or Exempt
PENNSYLVANIA Exemption for purely online programs
RHODE ISLAND Authorized or Exempt
SOUTH CAROLINA Authorized or Exempt
SOUTH DAKOTA Authorized or Exempt
TENNESSEE Authorized or Exempt
TEXAS Exemption for purely online programs
UTAH Authorized or Exempt
VERMONT Authorized or Exempt
VIRGINIA Authorized or Exempt
WASHINGTON Authorized or Exempt
WEST VIRGINIA Authorized or Exempt
WISCONSIN Authorized or Exempt
WYOMING Authorized or Exempt
US TERRITORIES  
AMERICAN SAMOA Exemption for fully online programs
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA Exemption for fully online programs
GUAM Exemption for fully online/hybrid programs
MARSHALL ISLANDS Exemption for fully online programs
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS Exemption for fully online/hybrid programs
PALAU Exemption for fully online programs
PUERTO RICO Exemption for fully online programs
US VIRGIN ISLANDS O In Progress

 

Authorized or Exempt includes authorization, exemption, or no licensure requirement in the state.

In Progress - Application completion in progress.

 

San Jose' State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  Students residing outside of California (while attending SJSU's distance education programs) wishing to resolve a grievance should contact the appropriate office (Bursar's Office, Financial Aid Office).  Please visit the CSU State Authorization and Consumer Protection State Contacts pages for additional information.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding state authorization, please contact Corinne Ferrell, corinne.ferrell@sjsu.edu.