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USC Authorized States

USC has authorized programs in all states that require authorization of our programs. Please note that some states do not require an authorization process and USC is exempt by the regulations of that state.

USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For additional information on USC’s accreditation, please visit: https://accreditation.usc.edu

The following is the list of states that USC is authorized for its online programs:

State Approval
Alabama Programmatic Approval
Alaska Institutional Approval
Arizona Exempt per Regulations
Arkansas Programmatic Approval
California Institutional Approval
Colorado Exempt per Regulations
Connecticut Institutional Authorization
Delaware Institutional Authorization
District of Columbia Programmatic Approval
Florida Exempt per Regulations
Georgia Programmatic Approval
Hawaii Institutional Exemption if no physical presence
Idaho Exempt per Regulations
Illinois Exempt per Regulations
Indiana Institutional Authorization
Iowa Institutional Authorization
Kansas Programmatic Approval
Kentucky Programmatic Approval of experiential programs only
Louisiana Programmatic Approval of experiential programs only
Maine Exempt by Regulations
Maryland Programmatic Approval
Massachusetts Exempt per Regulations
Michigan Institutional Authorization
Minnesota Programmatic Approval
Mississippi Exempt per regulations
Missouri Exempt per Regulations
Montana Institutional Authorization
Nebraska Exempt per Regulations
Nevada Institutional Exemption
New Hampshire Exempt per Regulations
New Jersey Exempt per Regulations
New Mexico Institutional Authorization
New York Programmatic Approval
North Carolina Programmatic Approval for programs with experiential learning
North Dakota Exempt per Regulations
Ohio Programmatic Approval for programs with experiential learning
Oklahoma Exempt per Regulations
Oregon Programmatic Approval
Pennsylvania Exempt per Regulations
Puerto Rico Programmatic Approval
Rhode Island Institutional Exemption
South Carolina Exempt per Regulations
South Dakota Exempt per Regulations
Tennessee Institutional Exemption
Texas Programmatic Approval for experiential learning programs
Utah Institutional Exemption
Vermont Exempt per Regulations
Virginia Exempt per Regulations
Washington Programmatic Approval for experiential learning programs
West Virginia Programmatic Approval for experiential learning programs
Wisconsin Programmatic Approval
Wyoming Institutional Authorization