STATE AUTHORIZATION RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT
For a list of Indiana Institutions Approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the State Portal Agency, to Participate in SARA click here for the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) website.
What is SARA? The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts.
How can my institution join SARA? Any Indiana public, private not-for-profit or private for-profit degree-granting institution is eligible to join SARA, provided that its main campus or central unit is legally domiciled in the State of Indiana and that it is accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. To initiate the process for joining SARA, complete and submit the following application link
“Indiana is embracing new pathways that offer Hoosier college students more options and greater flexibility in completing education beyond high school,” said Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education. “It is imperative that these options are aligned with our state’s quality standards, and NC-SARA promotes consumer protection and reduces regulatory burdens and costs.”
Ken Sauer, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief Academic Officer
Director of State Authorization
RECIPROCITY BETWEEN INDIANA AND OHIO
The general purpose of this tuition reciprocity agreement is to expand postsecondary education opportunities in Eastern Indiana and Western Ohio while limiting the cost of such expansion to the taxpayers of Indiana and Ohio through collaboration among public institutions of higher education. The intended outcomes are to increase availability of programs to residents of both states.
- Agreement approved by the Commission on May 18, 2023
- Indiana and Ohio Reciprocity Map with Participating Institutions
RECIPROCITY BETWEEN INDIANA AND KENTUCKY
The general purpose of this tuition reciprocity agreement is to expand postsecondary education opportunities in Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky while limiting the cost of such expansion to the taxpayers of Indiana and Kentucky through collaboration among public institutions of higher education. The intended outcomes are to increase availability of programs to residents of both states.