State Authorization

Institutional Effectiveness

MUSC is approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

In accordance to the laws of each state, MUSC is authorized to offer online distance education programs to students who live in all SARA states, which includes all states except California.  MUSC is approved to offer online distance education programs to students who live in California because California does not restrict public institutions from offering online education to its residents.  To learn more about NC-SARA, visit the NC-SARA website here.

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