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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 University System is in the process of obtaining authorization to offer online programs in the state.
Alaska: Oregon Tech has been authorized to offer distance education in Alaska.
Arizona: Oregon Tech has been authorized to offer distance education in Arizona.
Arkansas: Oregon Tech is not seeking authorization to offer distance education in Arkansas.
California: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer distance education in California.
Colorado: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer distance education in Colorado.
Connecticut: No application is required from Oregon Tech to offer online education in Connecticut.
Delaware: No application is required from Oregon Tech to offer online education in Delaware.
District of Columbia: Oregon Tech is currently seeking authorization to offer distance education in the District of Columbia.
Florida: No application is required from Oregon Tech to offer distance education in Florida.
Georgia: Oregon Tech has been authorized to offer distance education in Georgia.
Hawaii: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer distance education in Hawaii.
Idaho: No application is required for Oregon Tech to offer distance education in Idaho.
Illinois: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer all distance education programs except Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Indiana: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer distance education in Indiana.
Iowa: Oregon Tech does not need to become registered in Iowa to offer distance education programs, except Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Oregon Tech is not seeking authorization for those programs at this time.
Kansas: Oregon Tech is in the process of seeking authorization to deliver distance education in Kansas.
Kentucky: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer all distance education programs except Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Louisiana: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer all distance education programs except Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Maine: No application is required from Oregon Tech to be authorized to offer distance education programs except Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Maryland: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver distance education in Maryland. (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 in the process of seeking authorization to deliver distance education in Massachusetts.
Michigan: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer distance education in Michigan.
Minnesota: Oregon Tech is seeking authorization to deliver distance education in Minnesota.
Mississippi: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer distance education in Mississippi.
Missouri: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer distance education in Missouri.

Montana: Oregon Tech is authorized to offer distance education in Montana.
Nebraska: No application is required for Oregon Tech to offer distance education in Nebraska.
Nevada: Through the Oregon University System, Oregon Tech has been authorized to offer distance education in Nevada.
New Hampshire: No application is required for Oregon Tech to offer distance education, except in Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography, in New Hampshire.
New Jersey: No application is required from Oregon Tech to offer distance education in New Jersey.
New Mexico: Oregon Tech has been granted a waiver from applying for authorization to offer distance education in New Mexico until June 30, 2013.
New York: No application is required from Oregon Tech to offer distance education in New York.
North Carolina: No application is required for Oregon Tech to offer distance education except in Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography, in North Carolina.
North Dakota: Oregon Tech is exempt from regulation by the North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical Education and is therefore allowed to offer distance education.
Ohio: No application is required for Oregon Tech to offer distance education except in Radiologic Science, Polysomnographic Technology, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography, in Ohio.
Oklahoma: No application is required from Oregon Tech to offer online education in Oklahoma.
Pennsylvania: Oregon Tech has been authorized to offer distance education in Pennsylvania.
Rhode Island: No application is required for Oregon Tech to offer distance education in Rhode Island.
South Carolina: No application is required for Oregon Tech to offer distance education in South Carolina.
South Dakota: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer distance education in South Dakota.
Tennessee: No application is required for Oregon Tech to offer distance education in Tennessee.
Texas: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver distance education and clinical training in Texas.
Utah: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver distance education in Utah.
Vermont: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver distance education in Vermont.
Virginia: No application is required of Oregon Tech to offer distance education in Virginia.
Washington: Oregon Tech is authorized to deliver distance education and clinical training in Washington.
West Virginia: No application is required of Oregon Tech to offer distance education in West Virginia.
Wisconsin: Oregon Tech is exempt from authorization to offer distance education in Wisconsin.
Wyoming: Oregon Tech has been authorized to offer distance education in Wyoming.

For further information contact: Oregon Tech Online, 541.885.1142.

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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