State Authorization for Online Courses
Minnesota State University, Mankato offers online courses and programs to a wide array of learners, across the region and our nation, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges.
Minnesota State Mankato is a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements), which means we share a reciprocity agreement with all states who are part of the NC-SARA group.
To find out if you live in a state that has joined this consortium, check out the NC-SARA map here. If you don’t see your state listed as NC-SARA approved, more states are coming on board quickly, and soon we anticipate that most states will be participating.
Minnesota State University, Mankato has been approved by the State of Minnesota to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.