State Authorization and Complaint Process for Out-of-State Students
State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with a college’s adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction in that state. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Amended 2010.
Admission of applicants residing outside North Carolina to an online degree, diploma, or certificate program or individual online courses offered by Nash Community College is dependent on the college’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required. Individuals interested in applying to online programs or courses who do not reside in an authorized state, should not submit an application for admission to Nash Community College until authorization is verified.
Please note that state authorization does not affect the cost of attending college at NCC. Tuition requirements, including those for out-of-state students, still apply.
NCC is currently authorized* to operate in, or authorization is not required in the following states and U.S. Territories:
*Additional authorizations may be required in certain situations
**Nash Community College (NCC) is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. Instead, NCC is accredited in the state of North Carolina by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools(TM).
Distance Learning Complaint Process for Out of State Students
Nash Community College desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in a prompt, fair and agreeable manner. Students residing outside of the State of North Carolina while attending NCC who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the College's Disciplinary Due Process Procedure. However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with your State. The Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States provides phone numbers, emails and/or links to state education agencies. NCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in General Education, and Associate in Applied Science degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Nash Community College.
For additional information on state authorization, please contact:
Sr. Distance & eLearning Analyst