SHEEO (State Higher Education Officers Association):  This website provides a directory of state regulatory agencies and compendium of state laws and regulatory practices.


NC – SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements):  This website explains what SARA is,  who belongs to SARA, current members, and provides information of when SARA will begin.

Listed below includes the links for the four regional compacts of SARA:

Midwestern Higher Education Compact
New England Board of Higher Education
Southern Regional Education Board
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education


WCET:  Provides background information on the history of state authorization and is a great resource to review state/institutional requirements.


Negotiated Rulemaking Committee:  This Web page contains information about our rulemaking efforts on program integrity and improvement.


UMass Online:  This page provides the current Higher Education Act status of all states. Links to the individual state pages provides information on state requirements, a communication log as well as any supporting documentation for exemption.


Cornell University Law School (34 CFR 600.9):  Provides the legal definition of state authorization.