January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2021  
January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

State Approvals

Herzing University is authorized to offer undergraduate educational programs in the various states in which it operates by the following state boards, commissions, and departments, or otherwise pursuant to applicable state law. Not all programs are available in all states. Students should not confuse permission for Herzing University to operate in a state or educate students from a particular state online with special or programmatic approvals that may be required or preferred to work in a given field in some states. Students should independently investigate and ensure that the program they desire is offered on the campus they intend to enroll in via the desired format and with the potential outcome they desire. Students should rely only on the written information provided in the academic catalog and not on oral or unofficial representations or other documents. The fact that a program is currently offered on a campus does not ensure, nor does Herzing University guarantee, that all courses will always be available on that campus in the specific format the student selected; however, a student will always be provided with a path to completion, despite the potential change in format of course offerings.

Each state determines the awarded credential and typically this varies by state at the associate level. In both Minnesota and Ohio, the state has regulations in place to classify the type of credential we awarded at the associates level as an Associate of Applied Science degree. Any associate’s degree listed for the Herzing University locations within these two states are considered an Associate of Applied Science degree. All other associate degree programs awarded at other Herzing University locations are considered an Associate of Science degree.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the following state approving commissions, boards, offices, and departments.


Birmingham Campus

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
100 North Union Street
P. O. Box 302000
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2000
(334) 242-1998

Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza
770 Washington Avenue, Suite 250
Montgomery, Alabama 36104


Orlando Campus

The Orlando Campus of Herzing University is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission.

Commission for Independent Education
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
(850) 245-3200

Department of Health
Florida Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3252


Atlanta Campus

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary
Education Commission
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, Georgia 30084-5305
(770) 414-3300

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-3858


New Orleans Campus

The New Orleans Campus of Herzing University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

State of Louisiana Board of Regents
1201 North Third Street, Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
(225) 342-4253


Herzing University Minneapolis

Herzing University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
(651) 642-0567


Akron and Toledo Campuses

Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-6000

Ohio Board of Nursing (Akron Campus only)
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410
(614) 466-3947


Brookfield, Kenosha, and Madison Campuses and Herzing Online

Herzing University operates in the State of Wisconsin pursuant to its status as a private non-profit institution that is tax-exempt under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code and that has had its administrative headquarters and principal place of business in Wisconsin since prior to 1970, which under Wisconsin Statutes Section 38.50(1)(e) exempts it from additional state authorization requirements. The following agencies in the State of Wisconsin approve one or more individual programs offered by the University:

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Board of Nursing
1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 112
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
(608) 266-2112

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Herzing University is an institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), a voluntary and regional method to oversee distance education.  As a result of Herzing University’s participation in SARA and approved by its home state of Wisconsin, Herzing may offer distance education programs in SARA member states without further approval from the individual state. SARA only applies to distance education and does not cover instruction provided on-ground at any of Herzing University’s campuses. www.nc-sara.org

Student Complaint Procedure for SARA

If a complaint is not settled to the student’s satisfaction in a state where Herzing University is delivering distance education by virtue of its participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), the student may, after a final institutional decision is made, appeal the decision to the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU), Herzing University’s State Portal Agency under SARA. WAICU is the contact point for student complaints in states covered by SARA (this process does not apply to students receiving distance education from Wisconsin).