State Authorizations for Distance Education

The United States Department of Education regulation 34 C.F.R. §600.9(c) requires institutions to meet any state requirements to legally offer postsecondary distance or correspondence education in states where they are not physically located. The authorization requirements, as well as application processes, vary significantly from state to state.

The OAA is responsible for securing and tracking state authorizations for distance education for the University of Miami.  The University is currently authorized to offer distance education in the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • North Dakota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Please contact our Compliance Specialist at 305-284-9431 should you have questions regarding the ability of the University of Miami to offer distance education in your state.

State Restrictions for Distance Education

The OAA is also responsible for monitoring states in which the University cannot offer distance education programs. All University of Miami college-level distance education courses and programs are restricted in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Oregon
  • Wisconsin

In addition, the M.S.N. degree program in Nursing Informatics is restricted outside the State of Florida.

For further information about state authorization for distance education, please contact:

Ms. Gisela Dominguez
Compliance Specialist
Telephone 305-284-9431

Information about the University of Miami’s accreditation and appropriate contacts to help resolve student complaints are found on our home page: Office of Assessment and Accreditation.

Revised September 21, 2016