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State Authorization

Overview

At Oregon Tech, online programs are an important and integral part of our mission. Many students participate in Federal Financial Aid programs to allow them to attend school. Recent reauthorization of the Higher Education Act included changes which required institutions delivering online or distance programs to states outside of their own state, to comply with that state’s regulations governing the delivery of these programs. Some states do not require seeking authorization, but many others do.

State Authorization Regulation

Chapter 34, §600.9(c)

"If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State's approval upon request." (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)

 

Accreditation

Oregon Tech is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The Oregon State Board of Higher Education has authorized the University to offer undergraduate and graduate level certificates, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Information regarding complaint process can be found on their NWCCU website.

Authorization Status

Oregon Tech Online is working to become authorized in as many states as possible. Listed below are states in which Oregon Tech has received authorization or exemption from authorization for some or all programs, and in which the process is either in progress or a decision has been made not to seek authorization, or only some of the programs are authorized while those mentioned in that state’s status, would not be.

Alabama: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in Alabama.
Alaska: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in Alaska.
Arizona: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in Arizona.
Arkansas: Oregon Tech is not accepting students from Arkansas.
California: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in California.
Colorado: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in Colorado.
Connecticut: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in Connecticut.
Delaware: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in Delaware except in Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Clinical Sleep Health programs.
District of Columbia: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in the District of Columbia.
Florida: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in Florida.
Georgia: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in Georgia.
Hawaii: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in Hawaii.
Idaho: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in Idaho.
Illinois: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in Illinois.
Indiana: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in Indiana.
Iowa: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in Iowa except in Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Clinical Sleep Health programs.
Kansas: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in Kansas.
Kentucky: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in Kentucky except in Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Clinical Sleep Health programs.
Louisiana: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in Louisiana except in Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Clinical Sleep Health programs.
Maine: Oregon Tech is pursuing authorization at this time (4/2014).
Maryland: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in Maryland except in Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Clinical Sleep Health programs. (Maryland residents must contact the Office of the Attorney General for the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N. Liberty St. 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, 410-767-3301 with any complaints.  See the drop down menu below for information on the student complaint process.)
Massachusetts: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in Massachusetts except in Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Clinical Sleep Health programs.
Michigan: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in Michigan.
Minnesota: Oregon Tech is not accepting students from Minnesota at this time.
Mississippi: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in Mississippi.
Missouri: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in Missouri.

Montana: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in Montana.
Nebraska: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in Nebraska.
Nevada: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in Nevada.
New Hampshire: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in New Hampshire except in the Polysomnographic Technology program.
New Jersey: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer online education in New Jersey.
New Mexico: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in New Mexico except in Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Clinical Sleep Health.
New York: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in New York.
North Carolina: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in North Carolina except in Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Clinical Sleep Health programs.
North Dakota: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in North Dakota.
Ohio: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver online education in Ohio except in Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Clinical Sleep Health.
Oklahoma: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in Oklahoma.
Pennsylvania: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in Pennsylvania.
Rhode Island: Oregon Tech is exempt to offer online education in Rhode Island.
South Carolina: Oregon Tech is exempt to offer online education in South Carolina.
South Dakota: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in South Dakota.
Tennessee: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in Tennessee.
Texas: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in Texas.
Utah: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in Utah.
Vermont:Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in Vermont.
Virginia: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in Virginia.
Washington: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in Washington. Oregon Institute of Technology is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Oregon Institute of Technology to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.
West Virginia: Oregon Tech is not accepting students from West Virginia at this time.
Wisconsin: Oregon Tech is exempt to offer online education in Wisconsin.
Wyoming: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer online education in Wyoming.

For further information contact: Oregon Tech Online, 541.885.1174.

Complaint Resolution Contacts by State

These new regulations require us to provide prospective and current students with contact information for filing complaints with the appropriate agency in the state where the student resides. Please click on your state below to be connected to the contact form should you have a complaint about Oregon Tech Online.


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