State Authorizations


Shorter University is currently authorized or is exempt from state regulations and permitted to accept students to all online/distance education programs in all 50 states.

As of April 1st, 2016, Shorter University has been approved by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), a nationwide reciprocity agreement that grants approval for Shorter to conduct online education activities in member states. As of June 2017, Shorter University is permitted to accept students in all NC-SARA member states/providences, which are listed below:

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas Colorado Connecticut
Delaware District of Columbia Georgia
Hawai’i 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 U.S. Virgin Islands
Utah Vermont Virginia
Washington West Virginia Wisconsin


For more information on NC-SARA, please visit

Shorter University is also either approved, exempt, or not subject to approval to operate distance education in California, Florida, and Massachusetts based on a lack of physical location in those states or other state regulations. However, please note that online programs that require internships and practicums may require additional state authorization requirements in these states.

Please contact if you have any questions regarding program availability for your state/providence.

For information on the student complaints or the student grievance policies, please review the following: