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 about SARA, please visit http://www.nc-sara.org/.

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, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with Alabama regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

ALASKA

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

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, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with Arkansas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

CALIFORNIA

Harrison Middleton University (HMU) does not have a physical presence in California as defined by 94858, and has qualified for exemption from licensure. 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, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with Colorado regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

CONNECTICUT

Harrison Middleton University (HMU) qualifies for exemption from licensure as there is no physical presence in accordance with Connecticut Regulation Section 10a-34-24. Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

State of Connecticut
Office of Higher Education
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2326
http://www.ctohe.org/

Department of Consumer Protection
Complaint Center
165 Capitol Avenue
Room 110
Hartford, CT 06106
dcp.frauds@ct.gov
http://www.ct.gov/dcp/lib/dcp/pdf/forms/consumer_statement_cpfr-2_frauds-12-06-13.pdf
Consumer Complaint Hotline: (800) 842-2649

DELAWARE

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

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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

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, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with Georgia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

HAWAII

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

IDAHO

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

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, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with Indiana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

IOWA

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

KANSAS

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

KENTUCKY

Harrison Middleton University (HMU) is not engaging in any of the specified operating or soliciting activities listed in regulation 13 KAR 1:020 Section 1 (8)(a)-(e). Licensure is not required at this time. Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Director of Postsecondary Licensing
Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
Frankfort, KY 40601
www.cpe.ky.gov

Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education
Capital Plaza Tower, Room 303
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
http://kcpe.ky.gov/forms/FormtoFileaComplaint.pdf

Office of the Attorney General
Capitol Suite 118
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601-3449
http://ag.ky.gov/family/consumerprotection/complaints/
https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/AttorneyGeneral/ConsumerComplaintForm

LOUISIANA

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

MAINE

Harrison Middleton University (HMU) has no physical presence in the State of Maine. HMU qualifies for the exemption from Maine law, Title 20-A, Maine Revised Statues, Chapter 409, and from the Department of Education Rule, Chapter 149. Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

State of Maine
Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0023

Maine Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
6 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
http://www.maine.gov/ag/consumer/complaints/complaint_form.shtml

MARYLAND

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

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, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with Minnesota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

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, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with Missouri regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

MONTANA

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

NEBRASKA

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

NEVADA

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

NEW HAMPSHIRE

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

NEW JERSEY

Pursuant to N.J.A.C 9A:1-1.2., Harrison Middleton University (HMU) is not required to apply for licensure in the State of New Jersey because HMU does not have physical presence in New Jersey. Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

State of New Jersey
Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542
njhe@njhe.state.nj.us

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
124 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
http://www.nj.gov/oag/ca/complaint/ocp.pdf

NEW MEXICO

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

NEW YORK

Harrison Middleton University (HMU) does not have a physical presence in New York, and has qualified for exemption from applying for permission to operate in New York State. Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

Office of College and University Evaluation
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Room 969 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

New York State Department of State
Division of Consumer Protection
Assistance Unit
5 Empire State Plaza - Suite 2101
Albany, NY 12223-1556
https://www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection/form/complaintform.asp

NORTH CAROLINA

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

NORTH DAKOTA

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

OHIO

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

OKLAHOMA

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

OREGON

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

PENNSYLVANIA

Harrison Middleton University (HMU) has registered in Pennsylvania as an out-of-state distance education provider to enroll students of Pennsylvania in the following distance education programs:

Doctor of Arts

Doctor of Education

Master of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to:

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126 

Office of Attorney General
Bureau of Consumer Protection
15th Floor, Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/Complaints/Consumer_Complaint_Form/

RHODE ISLAND

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

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, Harrison Middleton University is in compliance with South Dakota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

TENNESSEE

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

TEXAS

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

UTAH

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

VERMONT

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

VIRGINIA

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

WASHINGTON

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

WEST VIRGINIA

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

WISCONSIN

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

WYOMING

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

 

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