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STATE AUTHORIZATION RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT

Indiana has been accepted as part of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) through the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC).

For a list of Indiana Institutions Approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the State Portal Agency, to Participate in SARA click here for the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) website.

What is SARA? The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts.

How can my institution join SARA? Any Indiana public, private not-for-profit or private for-profit degree-granting institution is eligible to join SARA, provided that its main campus or central unit is legally domiciled in the State of Indiana and that it is accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.  To initiate the process for joining SARA, complete and submit the following application link

“Indiana is embracing new pathways that offer Hoosier college students more options and greater flexibility in completing education beyond high school,” said Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education. “It is imperative that these options are aligned with our state’s quality standards, and NC-SARA promotes consumer protection and reduces regulatory burdens and costs.”

Reciprocity Report, September 11 Commission Meeting

Questions regarding this process can be directed to:

Ken Sauer, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief Academic Officer,
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Ksauer@che.in.gov

Ross Miller
Director, State Authorization
Rmiller@che.in.gov


RECIPROCITY BETWEEN INDIANA AND OHIO

The general purpose of the this tuition reciprocity agreement is to expand postsecondary education opportunities in Eastern Indiana and Western Ohio while limiting the cost of such expansion to the taxpayers of Indiana and Ohio through collaboration among public institutions of higher education. The intended outcomes are to increase availability of programs to residents of both states.

This Agreement was approved by the Commission on June 13, 2013. view
Indiana and Ohio Reciprocity Map


RECIPROCITY BETWEEN INDIANA AND KENTUCKY

The general purpose of the this tuition reciprocity agreement is to expand postsecondary education opportunities in Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky while limiting the cost of such expansion to the taxpayers of Indiana and Kentucky through collaboration among public institutions of higher education. The intended outcomes are to increase availability of programs to residents of both states.

This Agreement was approved by the Commission on May 9, 2013. view
Indiana and Kentucky Reciprocity Map


MIDWEST STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
Current Indiana Participants:

Ball State University – Muncie
Indiana State University – Terre Haute
Ivy Tech Community College – Statewide
Purdue North Central – Westfield