SC State University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).  The institutional membership was approved for the 2021-2022 year.  NC-SARA was established to help expand students’ access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance learning programs.  NC-SARA increases administrative efficiency and lowers the costs of obtaining authorization to provide postsecondary distance education in states that join. These benefits enable SC State University to make its academic programs more widely available and accept enrollments from students in all states except for California without additional work to seek state authorization.

All SARA institutions annually commit to several requirements designed to ensure that courses and programs they offer through SARA provide high-quality learning opportunities that can help students reach their goals as well as to ensure appropriate consumer protections for students.