State Authorization Statements and Complaint Resolution

Some states require that universities authorized to operate in their state make public the following statements:

Alabama: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applications for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama’s test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree level, grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought and for which an Alabama certificate is sought and for which Alabama issues a certificate. Applicants for Alabama certification in an area of administration must also document at least three years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s).

Maryland: Northeastern University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission as an Out-of-State Institution of Higher Education offering online education.

Minnesota: Northeastern University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

North Carolina: Northeastern University has been evaluated by the University of North Carolina (910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill 27515, 919-962-4559) and is licensed to conduct higher education degree activity. The School's guaranty bond for unearned prepaid tuition is on file with the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and may be viewed by contacting the Regulatory Compliance Department at Northeastern University (360 Huntington Avenue, 30BV, Boston, MA 02115).

Washington: Northeastern University 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 Northeastern University to offer 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. Box43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

Wisconsin: Northeastern University is authorized by the Wisconsin Educational Authorized Board, 201 West Washington Ave., 3rd Flr., Madison 53708, 608-266-1996.

Note: The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (1333 Main Street, Suite 200, Columbia, South Carolina, 29201, 803/737-2260) licenses Northeastern University to enroll students from South Carolina at Northeastern University’s Boston and Charlotte, North Carolina locations. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not equal to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.