State Authorization of Programs

All Programs Authorized

We monitor state law developments in every state. UNL is currently authorized, licensed, exempt, not subject to approval, or permitted to offer online distance-delivered programs in 40 states.

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(all programs are authorized in the following states: alabama, alaska, arizona, arkansas, california, colorado, connecticut, delaware, florida, georgia, hawaii, idaho, illinois, indiana, iowa, kansas, louisiana, maine, maryland, massachusetts, 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, utah, vermont, virginia, west virginia, washington, wisconsin, wyoming)

LOUISIANA: University of Nebraska is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are reviewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed intuitions 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.

MINNESOTA: The University of Nebraska is a public institution 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.

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Authorized for Specific Programs

KENTUCKY: All non-placement programs and the following placement programs have been authorized to be offered in the state of Kentucky. Any placement programs not listed here are programs that are not yet authorized:

  • Architecture, Specialization in Interior Design, MS
  • CYAF, Financial and Housing Counseling, Graduate Certificate
  • CYAF, Specialization in Family and Community Services, MS
  • CYAF, Specialization in Family Financial Planning, MS
  • CYAF, Specialization in Human and Family Services Administration, MS
  • CYAF, Specialization in International Family Studies, MS
  • CYAF, Specialization in Youth Development, MS
  • Educational Studies, Educational Leadership and Higher Education, EdD and PhD
  • Gerontology, Concentration in Interior Design, Graduate Certificate
  • Public Policy Analysis, Undergraduate Certificate
  • Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, Specialization in Merchandising, MS
  • Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, Specialization in Textile History with emphasis in Quilt Studies, MA

In addition Kentucky has placed special restrictions on certain “education” programs even when these programs do not result in endorsements or licensure, or include a placement. We are seeking this authorization; however at this time, students residing in Kentucky may not be admitted to the following UNL online programs:

  • Insect Biology for Educators
  • Science for Educators
  • German Language Education
  • MAT (Mathematics for Teachers)
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