Accreditation & State Regulatory Authorizations
What is distance education authorization?
Most states are in the process of establishing distance education authorization rules in order to better regulate schools in other states that offer degree programs to their residents.
The rules vary from state to state, but generally apply to all public and private universities, including the California State University system.
The California State University
For more information on the California State University system's accreditation, distance education authorization practices, internal student complaint process, and contact information, please click the link below.
California State University, Fresno
Fresno State is authorized to provide distance education programs at all locations where the California State University system has received approval.
Distance education authorization only impacts prospective students who are interested in completing a Fresno State degree or certificate program while residing in another state, such as an online degree program. Fresno State offers several fully-online programs, including the Master of Science in Water Resource Management and the Certificate of Advanced Study in Geographic Information Systems.
If you are interested in applying for one of these programs but live in a state where Fresno State is not authorized to offer distance education programs, the University may not be able to offer you a seat in the program.
Please contact David Hoff at 559.278.0317 or email@example.com if you have any questions or believe that you may be impacted by distance education authorization.