State Authorization of Online Programs
Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. SACSCOC is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to ensure that Queens upholds clearly defined quality standards for both educational and financial performance.
In addition to Queens' SACSCOC Accreditation, many of our online academic programs are accredited by other regulatory bodies including:
- Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader track: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Master of Arts in Educational Leadership: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Queens University of Charlotte aims to offer our online programs strategically across the United States as best suits student interest and need. Queens University of Charlotte is an institutional participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Additionally, Queens works with states outside of SARA when necessary to ensure that required licensure or approvals are obtained.
While Queens makes every effort to monitor the laws in each state, both in the southern region and beyond, state authorization of online education is a complex and ever-changing setting and prospective students are strongly encouraged to monitor this site often for updates and changes.
Program Information by State
Currently, Queens offers the following online programs:
- Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
- Online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MA)
- Online Master of Arts in Communication (MA)
- Online Master of Health Administration (MA)
- Online RN-BSN (BSN)
- Additionally, the on-ground Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music Therapy program at Queens offers an internship component that may be completed out-of-state.
The following state authorization information applies to these programs at Queens. Queens University of Charlotte is committed to complying with other states' authorization regulations. The color-coded map below identifies Queens University of Charlotte's status for each state.
|Green||State is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As an institutional member of NC-SARA, Queens University of Charlotte is authorized to offer all of its online programs
in these states.
|Blue||State is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As an institutional member of NC-SARA, Queens University of Charlotte is authorized to offer all of its online programs
in these states EXCEPT for the following programs:
|Orange||Queens University of Charlotte has received specific authorization from applicable
state agency or Queens is exempt from seeking specific authorization in these states.
Queens is accepting online students from these states for all of its online programs
EXCEPT for the following programs:
|Red||Queens University of Charlotte does not have authorization or has chosen not to seek
authorization to offer online degree programs in these states.
Additional Information by State
Texas: Queens University of Charlotte is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code and therefore does not fall under the purview of the Texas Workforce Commission. The online MBA and MA in Communication are compliant with the Texas Higher Education Commission regulations. Special licensure requirements may apply in Texas for the online MSN and MA in Educational Leadership. Contact Admissions at 866-313-2356 to discuss licensure requirements for your state.
The recognition of foreign degrees, credentials, and online degrees awarded by foreign colleges and universities varies widely across countries. Whereas certain countries recognize foreign degrees and credentials, others do not. Queens University of Charlotte makes every attempt to monitor regulatory requirements related to international authorization for distance education. It is the student's responsibility, however, to determine whether or not a Queens University of Charlotte degree will be recognized by a foreign country for the purpose of employment or enrollment in other educational programs.
For More Information
To learn more about our online graduate programs, including the Master of Business
Administration, Master of Arts in Communication, Master of Science in Nursing, or
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, please call 866-313-2356 to speak to one
of our admissions advisors, or request more information.
For more information about Queens and any of our other programs, please call 704-337-2212
to speak with one of our admissions advisors, or request more information.
Queens University of Charlotte is approved by North Carolina 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.