State Regulatory Authorization

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements - (NC-SARA)

Hampton University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), which allows online delivery of distance education to other member states. HU continues to monitor developments in the relevant laws in every state. If authorization or licensure is necessary or becomes necessary, Hampton University will obtain the necessary approvals.

Hampton University is currently exempt from authorization for online programs in the following states: Massachusetts and California.

State Contact Information Pursuant to the United States Department of Education’s Program Integrity Rule, each institution of higher education is required to provide all prospective and current students with the contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state.

Students are encouraged to use Hampton University’s internal complaint/review policies and procedures located at: prior to filing a complaint with a state agency. A list of contacts within each state can be found online here:

Hampton University Online has been recognized as a Best Online College in Virginia by Affordable Colleges Online.