State Authorization

State authorization regulations ensure quality post-secondary educational opportunities and protect consumer rights.  Great Plains IDEA member universities are responsible for applying to states for approval to conduct educational activities. Each state determines which activities require approval and the process for receiving that approval. Approved activities may include online learning and teaching, practical experiences (practicum), marketing, and more.

Map of the United States with pin points on the locations of member universities.

Make sure the Great Plains IDEA member university you are considering as a home university is authorized to offer online courses in the state where you live or will complete your educational activities (practicum, internships, etc.).

State Authorization Information by University

Click on the university name to find its state authorization information.

Auburn University

University of Arkansas

Central Washington University

California State University, Chico

Clemson State University

Colorado State University

University of Georgia

Iowa State University

Kansas State University

University of Kansas Medical Center

Michigan State University

University of Mississippi

University of Missouri

Montana State University

North Carolina State University

North Dakota State University

University of Nebraska

Oklahoma State University 

South Dakota State University

Texas Tech University