State Authorization

State Authorization


Harrison Middleton University (HMU) seeks to deliver our distance learning programs in every state. We work through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) process and with states directly to ensure that when authorization or licensure is necessary, required approvals are secured. Arizona is a member of SARA and Harrison Middleton University is an approved SARA institution. As such, we adhere to an established common set of standards for offering post-secondary distance education among member states, districts and territories. Participation in SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take distance education courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. For more information, please visit the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) website.

The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (www.azppse.gov) granted The College of the Humanities and Sciences, Harrison Middleton University a Regular Degree License Number D1146 April 1, 2003.

Harrison Middleton University is working to meet state authorization requirements in states that are not members of SARA. We will continue to serve out-of-state students while working with individual state authorization agencies to meet institutional authorization requirements. Many states have exempted Harrison Middleton University from state regulation because the institution does not have a physical presence in the state as defined by each state. Harrison Middleton University does not conduct face-to-face instruction, internships, clinicals, externships, practicums, and other similarly constructed educational activities.

While Harrison Middleton University monitors the laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic environment and prospective students should check this site often for updates in addition to checking with your state’s website. If you have questions about state authorization in your home state, please contact the Registrar for more information: registrar@hmu.edu or 1.877.248.6724.

ALABAMA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Alabama under the terms and provisions of SARA.

ALASKA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Alaska under the terms and provisions of SARA.

ARIZONA

The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (www.azppse.gov) granted The College of the Humanities and Sciences, Harrison Middleton University a Regular Degree License Number D1146 April 1, 2003. Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W Washington Street, Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
www.azppse.gov
https://ppse.az.gov/complaint

ARKANSAS

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Arkansas under the terms and provisions of SARA.

CALIFORNIA

Effective July 1, 2017, an out-of-state private postsecondary educational institution must register with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education or is not authorized to enroll California students (Ed. Code § 94801.5). Harrison Middleton University has submitted an Application for Registration of Out of State Institutions with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. View the Student Tuition Recovery Fund disclosures for California students. Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
www.bppe.ca.gov

Attorney General’s Office
California Department of Justice
Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
http://ag.ca.gov/contact/complaint_form.php?cmplt=PL

COLORADO

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Colorado under the terms and provisions of SARA.

CONNECTICUT

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Connecticut under the terms and provisions of SARA.

DELAWARE

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Delaware under the terms and provisions of SARA.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in the District of Columbia under the terms and provisions of SARA.

FLORIDA

Harrison Middleton University (HMU) is not subject to authorization in Florida at this time. Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

Commission for Independent Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
http://www.fldoe.org/policy/cie/file-a-complaint.stml
cieinfo@fldoe.org

GEORGIA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Georgia under the terms and provisions of SARA.

HAWAII

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Hawaii under the terms and provisions of SARA.

IDAHO

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Idaho under the terms and provisions of SARA.

ILLINOIS

As an approved SARA institution, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with Illinois regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

INDIANA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Indiana under the terms and provisions of SARA.

IOWA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Iosa under the terms and provisions of SARA.

KANSAS

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Kansas under the terms and provisions of SARA.

KENTUCKY

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Kentucky under the terms and provisions of SARA.

LOUISIANA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Louisiana under the terms and provisions of SARA.

MAINE

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Maine under the terms and provisions of SARA.

MARYLAND

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Maryland under the terms and provisions of SARA.

MASSACHUSETTS

Harrison Middleton University (HMU) is not required to obtain licensing approval in the State of Massachusetts because HMU does not have a physical presence in Massachusetts. Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
www.mass.edu
www.mass.edu/forstudents/complaints/complaintprocess.asp

MICHIGAN

As an approved SARA institution, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with Michigan regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

MINNESOTA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Minnesota under the terms and provisions of SARA.

MISSISSIPPI

As an approved SARA institution, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with Mississippi regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

MISSOURI

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Missouri under the terms and provisions of SARA.

MONTANA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Montana under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NEBRASKA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Nebraska under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NEVADA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Nevada under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in New Hampshire under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NEW JERSEY

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in New Jersey under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NEW MEXICO

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in New Mexico under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NEW YORK

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in New York under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NORTH CAROLINA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in North Carolina under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NORTH DAKOTA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in North Dakota under the terms and provisions of SARA.

OHIO

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Ohio under the terms and provisions of SARA.

OKLAHOMA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Oklahoma under the terms and provisions of SARA.

OREGON

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Oregon under the terms and provisions of SARA.

PENNSYLVANIA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Pennsylvania under the terms and provisions of SARA.

RHODE ISLAND

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Rhode Island under the terms and provisions of SARA.

SOUTH CAROLINA

As an approved SARA institution, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with South Carolina regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

SOUTH DAKOTA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in South Dakota under the terms and provisions of SARA.

TENNESSEE

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Tennessee under the terms and provisions of SARA.

TEXAS

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Texas under the terms and provisions of SARA.

UTAH

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Utah under the terms and provisions of SARA.

VERMONT

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Vermont under the terms and provisions of SARA.

VIRGINIA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Virginia under the terms and provisions of SARA.

WASHINGTON

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Washington under the terms and provisions of SARA.

WEST VIRGINIA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in West Virginia under the terms and provisions of SARA.

WISCONSIN

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Wisconsin under the terms and provisions of SARA.

WYOMING

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Harrison Middleton University is operating in Wyoming under the terms and provisions of SARA.

 

TERRITORIES

GUAM

Because Harrison Middleton University (HMU) does not have a physical presence in Guam, HMU is not required by the Guam Council on Postsecondary Institution Certification to obtain approval from the Council to offer its programs to residents of Guam. Therefore, HMU is in compliance with Guam regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

PUERTO RICO

Harrison Middleton University has submitted the “Application for Higher Education Institutions to the Exemption Registry” to the Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR). Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
PO Box 1900
San Juan, PR 00910-1900

Puerto Rico Department of Justice
PO 9020192
San Juan, PR 00902-0192

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Because Harrison Middleton University (HMU) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, an accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, HMU is not required by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education to obtain approval from the Department to offer its programs to residents of the Virgin Islands. Therefore, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with Virgin Islands regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

 

Harrison Middleton University (HMU) sends regular regulatory requirement inquiries to the following territories:

American Samoa
The Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Republic of Palau
Republic of the Marshall Islands