State Authorization

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) is approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. SARA was created to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. Institutions that are members of SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states. For more information about SARA, please visit https://nc-sara.org.