Federal Regulation on State Authorization of Distance Education
Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act includes regulations regarding the delivery of distance education to out-of-state residents. The United States Department of Education (USDOE) requires that institutions comply with any applicable state approval or licensure requirements in each state to which distance education instruction is delivered. Institutions must only seek approval to operate in states that regulate distance education. Additionally, institutions must provide current and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting body and the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in a student's state. Oregon Institute of Technology is currently working to comply with the appropriate regulations in states which regulate the delivery of distance education.
Oregon Institute of Technology is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an independent non-profit regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Oregon Tech is authorized by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education to offer degrees and certificates in on-campus and distance education programs. If you have a complaint about Oregon Tech's distance education programs, please click on your state in the list below to be connected to the contact form for your state.
District of Columbia