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Is your state eligible?

MCC is a member of a National Reciprocity Agreement under NC-SARA

On Oct. 29, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) released the following new regulation for higher education institutions as “§ 600.9(c) State authorization”1:

“If an institution is offering postsecondary 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 postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State's approval upon request.”

Institutions are expected to comply in each state in which they ‘operate’ by July 1, 2014.

The following map shows the current set of states available under the SARA agreement.

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Unfortunately, we currently are required to block enrollment to all potential students residing in California, Florida, Massachusetts, American Samoa, Puerto Rico Virgin Islands, Guam.


If students have a complaint regarding their experiences at MCC, they must start by completing the MCC complaint form and submitting it to Distance Education. Additional consumer related complaints must be made to your state of residence. The list of states below contains links to the appropriate state agency to which a complaint must be made.

Metropolitan Community College is governed by its Board of Trustees and overseen by the Missouri Board of Higher Education. Since not all of our online students are residents of Missouri we must also respect the rules and regulations of other states higher education governing bodies. This means, if a state or territory has not participated in the national reciprocity agreement, residence are unable to participate in our online programs and offerings.

Last Modified: 11/7/17