State Authorizations for Off Campus Programs

Program Licensure

Please click the following link for a chart that shows which USF programs lead to licensure in each state.

Program Licensure and State Authorizations for Off Campus Programs (PDF)

State Authorizations for Off Campus Programs

Most states participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). By doing so, institutions agree to a common set of rules for online programs operating in their state. Please visit https://www.nc-sara.org/directory for a list of participating states and institutions. For online students who live in SARA states: The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has the responsibility and authority to resolve complaints against Illinois institutions including the University of St. Francis.

The University of St. Francis receives authorization to operate at its Albuquerque, New Mexico campus by the New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2048 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Telephone: 505-476-8400.

The University of St. Francis receives authorization to operate a site in Birmingham Alabama by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, P.O. Box 302000, Montgomery, AL 36130; Telephone: 334-242-1998. The University is also approved by the Alabama Community College System Private School Licensure Department, 135 South Union Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36130. Telephone: 334-293-4500.

The Illinois Board of Higher Education authorized the University of St. Francis for all locations in Illinois. 1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. Telephone: 217-782-2551.