State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (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.
Any Oregon public, private independent institution, or 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 Oregon and that it is accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
List of Oregon Institutions Authorized by SARA
The HECC is the State Portal Agency, to participate in SARA, and a listing of Oregon Institutions approved by the HECC for SARA is available here.
For a compressive listing of all NC-SARA authorized institutions and member states across the nation, including those offered in Oregon, please visit the national SARA website here.