Online Degrees & Courses

State Approval List for Online Programs

Recently enacted federal regulations require enforcement of state laws affecting the delivery of distance education degrees, programs and courses to students whose physical presence is in a state other than Georgia may limit Columbus State University’s ability to offer online opportunities to these students. Below is a list of states the Columbus State University has acquired permission to offer online courses to and the status of other states.

Approved:

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arkansas
  4. California
  5. Colorado
  6. Connecticut
  7. D.C. – Washington
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Hawaii
  11. Idaho
  12. Illinois
  13. Indiana
  14. Maine
  15. Michigan
  16. Mississippi
  17. Missouri
  18. Montana
  19. Nebraska
  20. New Mexico
  21. North Dakota
  22. South Dakota
  23. Texas
  24. Utah
  25. Vermont
  26. Virginia
  27. Wisconsin
  28. Wyoming

Approved:

(pending "Physical Presence") *

  1. Arizona
  2. Iowa
  3. Kansas
  4. Kentucky
  5. Louisiana
  6. Maryland
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Nevada
  9. New Hampshire
  10. New Jersey
  11. New York
  12. North Carolina
  13. Ohio
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Oregon
  16. Pennsylvania
  17. Rhode Island
  18. South Carolina
  19. Tennessee
  20. Washington
  21. West Virginia

Not Seeking Approval:

  1. Minnesota
  2. Iowa **
  3. Massachusetts **
  4. Washington **

* Approved pending “physical presence” means that Columbus State University is somewhat limited in providing programs or parts of programs in that state to its learners. “Physical presence” in this case is internship, externship, clinical, mentorship, or ANY other type of field experiential component. Examples of programs that have these components are M.S.N. Nursing, Online M.A.T. Secondary Education: Mathematics and Science, and M.Ed. Educational Leadership.

** For Iowa, Massachusetts, and Washington, Columbus State University is only permitted to provide programs to its learners if the program DOES NOT have an internship, externship, clinical, mentorship, or ANY other type of field experiential component. Examples of programs that have these components are M.S.N. Nursing, Online M.A.T. Secondary Education: Mathematics and Science, and M.Ed. Educational Leadership.

Please note and be advised the states are subject to change AT ANY TIME as the laws and regulations are ever changing.