State Authorization

Huntington College of Health Sciences (HCHS) is a private for-profit institution located in Knoxville, Tennessee and authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. HCHS seeks authorization or exemption, as applicable, in U.S. states and territories in compliance with federal and state regulations that govern the offering of online programs. HCHS is in a continuous process to monitor regulations in states and territories in which it offers programs and courses. Regulations vary by state. Please review regulatory information and professional licensing requirements in your state of residence.

Huntington College of Health Sciences is also a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and is authorized to provide distance education to students in any SARA member state. For a list of SARA states and institutions, please visit http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions.

For specific information regarding state authorization contact:

 *Updated 12/30/16

ALABAMA

HCHS is operating in Alabama under the terms of SARA.

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
PO Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000
http://www.ache.state.al.us/

ALASKA

HCHS is operating in Alaska under the terms of SARA.

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
P. O. Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811
http://acpe.alaska.gov/

ARIZONA

HCHS is operating in Arizona under the terms of SARA.

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

ARKANSAS

HCHS is operating in Arkansas under the terms of SARA.

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
http://www.adhe.edu/Pages/home.aspx

CALIFORNIA

HCHS is not required to be licensed by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education since the institution has no physical presence in California

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

COLORADO

HCHS is operating in Colorado under the terms of SARA.

Colorado Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway
Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202
http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/DegreeAuth/

CONNECTICUT

HCHS is not required to be licensed by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education since the institution does not have a physical presence in Connecticut. Letter from the State of Connecticut.

Office of Higher Education
Department of Higher Education
ATTN: Licensure and Accreditation
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2326

www.ctdhe.org

DELAWARE

HCHS is not required to be licensed by the Delaware Department of Higher Education since the institution does not have a physical presence in Delaware.

Delaware Department of Education
Collette Education Resource Center
35 Commerce Way
Suite 1
Dover, DE 19904
www.doe.k12.de.us

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

HCHS is not required to be licensed by the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

District of Columbia
Office of the State Superintendent of Education

810 First Street N.E.
2nd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20002
www.osse.dc.gov

FLORIDA

HCHS is not required to be licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (Commission) since the institution is not physically located in Florida and instructors do not have face-to-face contact with students.

Florida Department of Education
Turlington Building
325 W Gaines Street, Suite 1514
Tallahassee, FL 32399
http://www.fldoe.org/cie/

GEORGIA

HCHS is operating in Georgia under the terms of SARA.

Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 E Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084
www.gnpec.org

HAWAII

Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 541
Honolulu, HI 96809
http://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap/

IDAHO

HCHS is operating in Idaho under the terms of SARA.

Idaho State Board of Education
(Idaho) Office of the State Board of Education (Private Colleges & Proprietary Schools)
650 W State Street, Suite 307
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037
www.boardofed.idaho.gov  

ILLINOIS

HCHS is operating in Illinois under the terms of SARA.

Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 East Adams, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1404
www.ibhe.org

INDIANA

HCHS is operating in Indiana under the terms of SARA.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education/The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W Ohio Street, Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
(317) 464-4400 Ext. 138
(317) 464-4400 Ext. 141
www.in.gov/bpe/

IOWA

HCHS is operating in Iowa under the terms of SARA.

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
603 E 12th Street, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA  50319
http://educateiowa.gov

KANSAS

HCHS is operating in Kansas under the terms of SARA.

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612
www.kansasregents.org

KENTUCKY

Since HCHS does not engage in any of the “operating or soliciting” activities listed in the licensing regulation 13 KAR 1:020 Section 1(9)(a)-(e), licensure is not required at this time.

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

LOUISIANA

HCHS is operating in Louisiana under the terms of SARA.

Louisiana Board of Regents
1201 N 3rd Street, Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
www.regents.state.la.us  

MAINE

HCHS is operating in Maine under the terms of SARA.

Maine Department of Education, Office of Higher Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
www.maine.gov/education/highered/DegGrantAuth.htm              

Letter from Maine

MARYLAND

HCHS is operating in Maryland under the terms of SARA.

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
http://www.mhec.state.md.us/

Maryland State Refund Policy
The Maryland State Refund Policy applies when students who are residents of Maryland drop or are administratively dropped from a course or the institution.

Tuition Due Student:
Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term Completed as of Tuition Refund Date of Withdrawal or Termination

Less than 10%

90% Refund

10% up to but not including 20%

80% Refund

20% up to but not including 30%

60% Refund

30% up to but not including 40%

40% Refund

40% up to but not including 60%

20% Refund

More than 60%

No Refund

MASSACHUSETTS

HCHS is not required to seek licensure with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to enroll residents of Massachusetts into online courses and programs.

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
http://www.mass.edu

MICHIGAN

HCHS is operating in Michigan under the terms of SARA.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
PO Box 30714
Lansing, MI 48909
www.michigan.gov/bcs

MINNESOTA

HCHS is operating in Minnesota under the terms of SARA.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us

MISSISSIPPI

HCHS is operating in Mississippi under the terms of SARA.

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
www.mississippi.edu

MISSOURI

HCHS is operating in Missouri under the terms of SARA.

Missouri Department of Higher Education
PO Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102
www.dhe.mo.gov

MONTANA

HCHS is operating in Montana under the terms of SARA.

Montana Board of Regents
PO Box 203201
   
Helena, MT 59620-3201
http://mus.edu

NEBRASKA

HCHS is operating in Nebraska under the terms of SARA.

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
PO Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509
http://www.education.ne.gov/PPCS/

NEVADA

HCHS is operating in Nevada under the terms of SARA.

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
3663 E Sunset Road, Suite 202
Las Vegas, NV 89120
www.cpe.state.nv.us  

NEW HAMPSHIRE

HCHS is operating in New Hampshire under the terms of SARA.

New Hampshire Department of Education
Post Secondary Education Commission
3 Barell Court, Suite 300
Concord, NH 03301
www.pec.state.nh.us

NEW JERSEY

HCHS is operating in New Jersey under the terms of SARA.

State of New Jersey
Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ  08625
http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/

NEW MEXICO

HCHS is operating in New Mexico under the terms of SARA.

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM  87505
http://www.hed.state.nm.us

NEW YORK

HCHS is operating in New York under the terms of SARA.

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12234
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/contact.htm

NORTH CAROLINA

HCHS's activities within North Carolina do not require licensure by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina.

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors
910 Raleigh Road
PO Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
http://www.northcarolina.edu/contact/contact.php

NORTH DAKOTA

HCHS is operating in North Dakota under the terms of SARA.

North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
Office of Attorney General
Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division
Gateway Professional Center
1050 E Interstate Avenue, Suite 200
Bismarck, ND 58503-5574
https://www.ndus.edu/system/state-authorization/

OHIO

HCHS is operating in Ohio under the terms of SARA.

Ohio Board of Regents
25 S Front Street 
Columbus, OH 43215
https://www.ohiohighered.org/contact-us

OKLAHOMA

HCHS is operating in Oklahoma under the terms of SARA.

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
http://okhighered.org/state-system

OREGON

HCHS is operating in Oregon under the terms of SARA.

 Higher Education Coordinating Commission
775 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 947-5977

PENNSYLVANIA

HCHS is approved to offer distance education or conduct other activities in Pennsylvania.
HCHS Program Approval Confirmation - Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/about_pde/7203/contact_us/510955

RHODE ISLAND  

HCHS is operating in Rhode Island under the terms of SARA.

Rhode Island Office of Higher Education
80 Washington Street
Providence, RI  0293
http://www.ribghe.org/  

SOUTH CAROLINA

HCHS does not meet the definition of physical presence within the state of South Carolina, and is; therefore, exempt from State of South Carolina approval or authorization requirement to offer online distance education to the citizens/residents of South Carolina.  

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
www.che.sc.gov    

SOUTH DAKOTA

HCHS is operating in South Dakota under the terms of SARA.

South Dakota Board of Regents
500 E Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
http://www.sdbor.edu

TENNESSEE

Huntington College of Health Sciences is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Pkwy, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN  37243
http://www.tn.gov/thec//

TEXAS

HCHS is operating in Texas under the terms of SARA.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
PO Box 12788
Austin, TX  78711
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/  

UTAH

HCHS is operating in Utah under the terms of SARA.

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
PO Box 146704
Salt Lake City, UT  84114
http://www.consumerprotection.utah.gov/registrations/state-authorization.html

VERMONT

HCHS is operating in Vermont under the terms of SARA.

Vermont State Board of Education
120 State Street
Montpellier, VT  05620
http://www.education.vermont.gov/new/html/mainboard.html  

VIRGINIA

HCHS is operating in Virginia under the terms of SARA.

State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV)
101 N 14th Street
Richmond, VA  23219
www.schev.edu
*Please note: Virginia students may not be able to benefit from protections listed on the SCHEV website: http://www.schev.edu/highered/pope/students.asp

WASHINGTON

HCHS is operating in Washington under the terms of SARA.

Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA  98504
www.wsac.wa.gov

WEST VIRGINIA

HCHS is operating in West Virginia under the terms of SARA.

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Boulevard E, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301
http://www.wvhepc.edu/inside-the-commission/special-initiatives/state-authorization-reciprocity-agreement-sara/

WISCONSIN

HCHS is operating in Wisconsin under the terms of SARA.

State of Wisconsin
Educational Approval Board
431 Charmany Drive, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53719
http://eab.state.wi.us/

WYOMING

HCHS is operating in Wyoming under the terms of SARA.

Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Avenue, 2nd Floor Hathaway
Cheyenne, WY  82002
www.edu.wyoming.gov

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