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State Authorization

 

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Butler Community College is working in cooperation with the Department of Education and numerous state agencies to comply with the requirements of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

Changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965 have made it necessary for each institution of higher learning to respond to the following:  “If an institution is offering post secondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering post secondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State's approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)”

Butler Community College has sought and received authorization to offer distance education or we are in the process of obtaining authorization from the states listed below. Butler has been approved to join the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA)

Download SARA form from the Kansas State Board of Regents

Butler's complaint resolution statement/form. 

SARA States:

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Georgia

Florida

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Oklahoma

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Virgin Islands

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Questions regarding Butler Community College and SARA  should be addressed to online@butlercc.edu