State Authorizations for Off Campus Programs

Most states belong to the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). USF students who live in these states are monitored through the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

The following states are SARA states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, 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, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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.