Cleveland State University is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. The University is permitted to offer online programs to residents of SARA approved states without having to seek state approval.
Cleveland State University is permitted to operate under the terms of SARA, Authorized, Exempt, or Not Subject to Approval in the following states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Cleveland State University currently is not authorized in the following states:
*Residents of Massachusetts may not enroll in our online programs.
For information relating to the grievance policy, please refer to Cleveland State University's Student Grievance Procedure.
If a student from a SARA state (all states except California, Florida and Massachusetts) is not satisfied with the resolution of their student grievance, they may appeal the resolution to the Ohio Department of Higher Education. This appeal is not available for grade disputes or student code of conduct violations.