State Authorizations

State Authorizations

Each state has differing regulations regarding the delivery of distance education within that particular state.

Unfortunately, due to these state regulations, St. Joseph's College is not able to provide distance education to students from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. Indiana residents interested in applying to SJC Online should contact Vanessa Russo at [email protected].

The United States Department of Education’s program integrity rule requires St. Joseph’s College 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 or correspondence education within that state. 

Prior to filling out a complaint with the state, we encourage our students to try to resolve the issue by following steps outlined in the St. Joseph's College Student Handbooks. Students who deem their issue was not solved at the college level and who wish to file a complaint regarding St. Joseph’s College may do so by contacting:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
2nd Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
[email protected]

New York Office of College and University Evaluation New York State Education Department
5 North Mezzanine
Albany, NY 12234
[email protected]
For information on who to contact at the College, please get in touch with Ashley Bender at 631.687.2677.


St. Joseph's College is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission through June 30, 2017.  St. Joseph’s College is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General of the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints may be directed to:

Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410.528.8662 or 888.743.0823 (toll free)


St. Joseph's College is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.