September 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
September 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

State Approvals

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA)

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 associate level as an Associate of Applied Science degree. Any associate 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 Location

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

Alabama Community College System
Private School Licensure Division
135 S Union St.
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
(334) 293-4500


Orlando and Tampa Locations

The Orlando and Tampa locations of Herzing University are 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 or (888) 224-6684

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


Atlanta Location

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 Location

The New Orleans location 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


Minneapolis Location

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 Location

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

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


Nashville Location

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

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
312 Rosa Parks Avenue, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-3605

Tennessee Board of Nursing
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243


Brookfield, Kenosha, and Madison Locations and Herzing Online

As required by s. 39.87, Wis. Stats, Herzing University is legally authorized in Wisconsin as an institution of higher education under 20 USC 1001(a)(2) and is exempt from additional state authorization requirements as provided under the program integrity rules.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-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 NC-SARA and approval by its home state, Wisconsin, Herzing may offer distance education programs in NC-SARA member states without further approval from the individual state. NC-SARA only applies to distance education and does not cover instruction provided on-ground at any of Herzing University’s locations.