In compliance with United States Department of Education State Authorization Regulation in Section 600.9 Program Integrity Rule, Northcentral University has made a “good faith effort” in pursuing state authorization from all states and territories within the U.S. Northcentral University will continue to monitor developments in state laws in each state in which it enrolls students, and, if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, will obtain such additional approvals.
Northcentral University is formally licensed, registered or authorized in the following states:
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
P.O. Box 3020000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000
Alabama Community College System
P.O. Box 302130
Montgomery, AL 36130-2130
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education 1400 W. Washington, Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
114 East Capitol
Little Rock, AR 72201
Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.
Transfer of Course/Degree Credit to Other Institutions
The student should be aware that these degree programs may not transfer. The transfer of course/degree credit is determined by the receiving institution.
Connecticut Office of Higher Education
450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 510
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Northcentral University is authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W. Ohio St., Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
430 E. Grand Ave. 3rd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
Louisiana Board of Regents
P.O. Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
Maryland Higher Education Commission
Northcentral University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission as an out-of-state online educational institution for all programs except for Marriage and Family Therapy and MEd- PK-12 Principal Leadership, which are approved programs. The college catalog outlines the process for filing and resolution of student complaints. In addition, Northcentral University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General of the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission can be contacted at:
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Complaints should be directed to:
Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
888-743-0823 (toll free)
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
Northcentral University is registered with the office pursuant to 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.
Montana Board of Regents
Helena, MT 59620-3201
Northcentral University is authorized to offer post-secondary degree programs in the State of Montana.
University of North Carolina
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Northcentral University is in the process of seeking approval from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors for the following programs: Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy, Master of Science in Forensic Psychology, Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology, Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Master of Science in Health Psychology, Master of Social Work, an Master of Science in Educational Psychology. Northcentral University’s approved programs with practicum/internship components are: Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy. Students interested in Northcentral University’s Psychology programs are allowed to enroll, however; the internship is not available to students that reside in the State of North Carolina until official approval.
NCU’s tuition guaranty bond is on file with the Board of Governors and may be viewed by contacting the Legal Affairs department at Northcentral University via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio Board of Regents
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Northcentral University is only required to seek approval for programs with a practicum/internship or clinical placement. The following programs are approved by the Ohio Board of Regents: Master of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy, Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy; Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy; Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Educational Psychology; Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology; Master of Science in Health Psychology; Master of Science in Forensic Psychology and the Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology.
Oregon Office of Degree Authorization
775 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Pennsylvania Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
Northcentral University has registered in Pennsylvania as an out-of-state distance education provider.
State of Michigan
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
P.O. Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Academic Quality and Workforce Division
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 12788
Utah Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 30 South, Second Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704
Northcentral University has met the requirements of Utah Code Ann. 13-34a-204 to be a registered postsecondary school required under 34 C.F.R. 600-9.
Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
Northcentral University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Northcentral University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Boulevard East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301
Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
201 West Washington, 3rd Floor
Madison, WI 53708-8696
Wyoming Department of Education Private School Licensing
2300 Capitol Avenue, 2nd Floor Hathaway
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
Northcentral University is pending approval in the following:
District of Columbia
Northcentral University is exempt from licensure in the following states:
Northcentral is not required to seek authorization in the following states due to lack of physical presence:
Northcentral University is not regulated in Texas by the Texas Workforce Commission under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.