State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Information

State Authorization Status

Pittsburg State University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and, as such, distance education and online programs offered Pittsburg State University are authorized in all states who are also members of NC-SARA. Pitt State also actively seeks authorization in states which do not participate in NC-SARA. To determine if PSU's programs are authorized in your state please view the State Authorization Status map below.

Click on each state to find out more information regarding that state.
Green states represent that PSU is fully approved to offer online programs.
Yellow states represent limited online programs are available.

Professional Licensure Notice

Pittsburg State University cannot confirm whether any particular course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Kansas. If a student is planning to apply for licensure in a state other than Kansas after completion of their program, the student should refer to the website of their program or contact the other state's appropriate licensing board to determine whether the Pitt State program meets licensure requirements in that state.

Another Professional Licensure Resource by NC-SARA is Professional Licensure for Students.

Student Complaint Process

Pittsburg State University aims to resolve all student complaints in a fair and expedient manner. Students wishing to file a formal complaint must first seek resolution through institutional grievance procedures. Details can be found at the Institutional Equity website. Students may also contact the Office of Institutional Equity for more information.


If a complaint cannot be resolved internally, students may also file a complaint with the Kansas Board of Regents or with our accrediting body. Out-of-state distance students may follow this link for information about filing consumer complaints with their state authorizing agency.

The Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456 . Fax: 312.263.7462 .