State Authorization Status

 

State authorization map key

 

 

  • Fully Online courses/programs are defined as programs or courses that do not require any physical presence activity within the designated state such as practicum, internships, cooperative education experiences, clinicals or field placements.
  • Exempt status means that EKU is not required to seek authorization or permission to offer its online programs in a state.
  • Authorized means that EKU had to apply and has been granted authorization to offer its online programs in a state.

 

Alabama

Authorization status: Authorized

TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS: Applicants 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). See www.alsde.edu

NURSING: State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice. See www.abn.alabama.gov

Alaska

Authorization status: Exempt

Arizona

Authorization status: Exempt

Arkansas

Authorization status: Exempt

California

Authorization status: Exempt

Colorado

Authorization status: Exempt

Not authorized to conduct clinical practicum in Colorado. Unpaid cooperative education experiences, internships, externships or field placements are prohibited. EKU encourages you to consult the online advisors for possible alternatives or if you have questions.

Connecticut

Authorization status: Exempt

Delaware

Authorization status: Authorized

District of Columbia

Authorization status: Authorized

Florida

Authorization status: Exempt

Georgia

Authorization status: Exempt

Not authorized to conduct clinical nursing practicum in Georgia. EKU encourages you to consult the online advisors for possible alternatives or if you have questions.

Hawaii

Authorization status: Authorized

Idaho

Authorization status: Exempt

Illinois

Authorization status: Exempt

Indiana

Authorization status: Authorized

This institution is authorized by:
The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984

Iowa

Authorization status: Authorized

Kansas

Authorization status: Exempt

Kentucky

Authorization status: Authorized

Louisiana

Authorization status: Authorized

Eastern Kentucky University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Not authorized to conduct clinical nursing practicum in Louisiana. EKU encourages you to consult the online advisors for possible alternatives or if you have questions.

Maine

Authorization status: Exempt

Maryland

Authorization status: Exempt for 100% Fully Online Programs ONLY

Not authorized to conduct any on the ground cooperative education experience inside Maryland. EKU encourages you to consult the online advisors for possible alternatives or if you have questions.

Massachusetts

Authorization status: Exempt for 100% Fully Online Programs ONLY

Not authorized to conduct any on the ground cooperative education experience inside Massachusetts. EKU encourages you to consult the online advisors for possible alternatives or if you have questions.

Michigan

Authorization status: Exempt

Minnesota

Authorization status: Authorized

EKU is not accepting Nursing or Doctorate of Occupational Therapy students in Minnesota at this time.

REGISTRATION DISCLOSURE: Eastern Kentucky 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.

DEGREE STANDARDS:  The General Education Standards for EKU’s Associate of Art and Bachelor of Art degrees are different from Minnesota’s Degree Standards for General Education. In most circumstances Minnesota students should have enough elective courses to meet Minnesota’s Degree Standards but some students may be required to take additional courses to meet these standards. Minnesota students should review these degree standards at http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=201

Mississippi

Authorization status: Exempt

Missouri

Authorization status: Exempt

Montana

Authorization status: Exempt

Nebraska

Authorization status: Exempt

Nevada

Authorization status: Exempt

New Hampshire

Authorization status: Exempt for 100% Fully Online Programs ONLY

Authorized for MSN Nursing, Doctorate of Nursing, Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety, Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology ONLY, not authorized to conduct any other cooperative education experiences in New Hampshire. EKU encourages you to consult the online advisors for possible alternatives or if you have questions.

New Jersey

Authorization status: Exempt

New Mexico

Authorization status: Pending Authorization. Exempt for 100% Fully Online Programs ONLY.

Authorized for Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety, Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Administration, Bachelor of Science in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies,  Masters of Science in Safety, Security & Emergency Management and Masters of Science in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse ONLY, not authorized to conduct any other cooperative education experiences in New Mexico. EKU encourages you to consult the online advisors for possible alternatives or if you have questions.

New York

Authorization status: Exempt for 100% Fully Online Programs ONLY

Exempt to offer Doctorate of Nursing and MSN Nursing Adminstration ONLY. Not authorized to conduct any other cooperative education experiences in New York. EKU encourages you to consult the online advisors for possible alternatives or if you have questions.

North Carolina

Authorization status: Exempt for 100% Fully Online Programs ONLY

Exempt for Fire Protection Administration, Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology, Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology Certificates, Safety Security & Emergency Management (MS and Options), Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigations, Masters in Public Administration programs only offering independent study, North Carolina students will not be given an option to take alternative cooperative education experiences in North Carolina. Not authorized to conduct any other cooperatice education experiences in North Carolina. EKU encourages you to consult the online advisors for possible alternatives or if you have questions.

North Dakota

Authorization status: Pending Authorization. Exempt for 100% Fully Online Programs ONLY.

Ohio

Authorization status: Authorized

Not authorized for Doctorate of Nursing

Oklahoma

Authorization status: Exempt

Oregon

Authorization status: Exempt for 100% Fully Online Programs and Partial Authorization

Authorized for: General Students, Corrections & Juvenile Justice Studies, Certificate in Correctional Intervention Strategies, Certificate in Youth Services, Certificate in Intelligence Studies, Certificate in Emergency Management, Certificate in Intelligence & Security Operations, Police Studies, Adult, Juvenile & Community Correction Leadership, Corrections/Juvenile Leadership, Teacher Leader Endorsement, Elementary Education, Master of Public Administration, Master of Nursing Administration (MSN), Doctor of Nursing ONLY, not authorized to conduct any other cooperative education experince in Oregon. EKU encourages you to consult the online advisors for possible alternatives or if you have questions.

Online students residing in Oregon are eligible for refunds pursuant OAR 583-030-0035(18) (c): After classes begin for a term, a student who withdraws from a course is eligible for a partial refund through the middle week of the term. Refunds shall be based on unused instructional time and shall be prorated on a weekly basis for schools using a semester, quarter or nontraditional calendar.

Terms that are 17 weeks in length require a refund through week 9.
Terms that are 10 weeks in length require a refund through week 5
Terms that are 8 weeks in length require a refund through week 4.
Terns that are 5 weeks in length require a refund through week 3.
Terms that are 2 weeks in length require a refund through week 1.

Partial refunds will occur through the middle week of any given term, and prorated on a weekly basis as stipulated above.

Pennsylvania

Authorization status: Authorized

Rhode Island

Authorization status: Exempt

South Carolina

Authorization status: Exempt

South Dakota

Authorization status: Authorized

Tennessee

Authorization status: Exempt for 100% Fully Online Programs ONLY

Not authorized to conduct clinical nursing practicum in Tennessee however programs that have cooperative education experiences that are "student driven" are exempt. EKU encourages you to consult the online advisors for possible alternatives or if you have questions.

Texas

Authorization status: Exempt

Utah

Authorization status: Authorized

Vermont

Authorization status: Exempt

Virginia

Authorization status: Exempt

Washington

Authorization status: Authorized

Not authorized to conduct clinical nursing practicum in Washington. EKU encourages you to consult the online advisors for possible alternatives or if you have questions.

Eastern Kentucky University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum education standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Eastern Kentucky University to offer field placement components for 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. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

West Virginia

Authorization status: Authorized

Wisconsin

Authorization status: Exempt

Wyoming

Authorization status: Authorized

Distance Education Complaint Process for Out-of-State Students

Students enrolled in EKU online programs should attempt to resolve complaints by using the policies and procedures of the university (see the Student Handbook).   However, if the issue cannot be resolved internally, students can file a complaint about the institution by referring to the following list of State Agencies in compliance with U.S. Department of Education regulations.