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.

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

 
STATE SJSU State Authorization Status (as of 01/15/2016)*
ALABAMA X Not Authorized
ALASKA X Not Authorized 
ARIZONA Authorization or Exemption granted 
ARKANSAS X Not Authorized
CALIFORNIA N/A - Home state
COLORADO Authorization or Exemption granted 
CONNECTICUT Authorization or Exemption granted 
DELAWARE Authorization or Exemption granted 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Exemption granted for purely online programs
FLORIDA Authorization or Exemption granted
GEORGIA X Not Authorized
HAWAII Authorization or Exemption granted 
IDAHO Authorization or Exemption granted 
ILLINOIS Authorization or Exemption granted
INDIANA Authorization or Exemption granted
IOWA Authorization or Exemption granted
KANSAS Authorization or Exemption granted
KENTUCKY Authorization or Exemption granted
LOUISIANA Authorization or Exemption granted
MAINE Authorization or Exemption granted
MARYLAND X Not Authorized
MASSACHUSETTS Exemption for purely online programs
MICHIGAN Exemption for purely online programs
MINNESOTA X Not Authorized
MISSISSIPPI Exemption for purely online programs
MISSOURI Authorization or Exemption granted 
MONTANA Exemption for purely online programs
NEBRASKA Authorization or Exemption granted
NEVADA Authorization or Exemption granted
NEW HAMPSHIRE Authorization or Exemption granted
NEW JERSEY Authorization or Exemption granted
NEW MEXICO X Not Authorized - Application in progress
NEW YORK Exemption for purely online programs
NORTH CAROLINA    Authorization or Exemption granted
NORTH DAKOTA Exemption for purely online programs
OHIO Exemption for purely online programs
OKLAHOMA Exemption for purely online programs
OREGON X Not Authorized 
PENNSYLVANIA Exemption for purely online programs
RHODE ISLAND Authorization or Exemption granted
SOUTH CAROLINA Authorization or Exemption granted
SOUTH DAKOTA Authorization or Exemption granted
TENNESSEE Authorization or Exemption granted
TEXAS Exemption for purely online programs
UTAH Authorization or Exemption granted
VERMONT Authorization or Exemption granted
VIRGINIA Authorization or Exemption granted
WASHINGTON Authorization or Exemption granted
WEST VIRGINIA Authorization or Exemption granted
WISCONSIN Authorization or Exemption granted
WYOMING Authorization or Exemption granted
US TERRITORIES  
AMERICAN SAMOA Exemption for purely online programs
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA Exemption for purely online programs
GUAM Exemption for purely online programs
MARSHALL ISLANDS Exemption for purely online programs
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS Exemption for purely online programs
PALAU Exemption for purely online programs
PUERTO RICO Exemption for purely online programs
US VIRGIN ISLANDS X Not Authorized

 

*Exemption/Authorization may imply approval, exemption, authorization or no need for licensure in that particular state.

* Authorized - SJSU Acquired Authorization or Exemption to offer online Programs  

*In Progress - Application Submitted by SJSU. Awaiting for response.

*Not Authorized - SJSU yet to submit the application.

CSU State Authorization Website

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 classes) wishing to resolve a grievance should contact the appropriate office (Bursar's Office, Financial Aid Office etc.) However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with your State. Please visit the Consumer Protection State Contacts page for additional information.