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State Authorization | Student Verification Procedures

State Authorization


Temple University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).  MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

State Authorization

Due to U.S. state regulations, Temple University is only permitted to provide fully online distance education programs to residents of the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

These U.S. state regulations do not apply to students residing outside the United States and its territories.

Temple University is actively pursuing permission to provide fully online distance education programs in additional states and territories.  For questions regarding admission to a particular fully online program based on your state of residence, students should contact that program’s administrator. For any questions related to state authorization, students can contact the Office of Digital Education at online@temple.edu.

Student Complaint Procedures

In compliance with the rules set forth by the United States Department of Education, any institution offering online distance education programs must provide prospective and enrolled students with contact information for filing complaints with the institution's accrediting agency or with the appropriate agency handling complaints in the students' states of residence.

Temple University strives to address all prospective and enrolled students' concerns and complaints as quickly and fairly as possible.  Complaints can be directed to appropriate offices at Temple University:

However, if students feel their issues cannot be sufficiently addressed by Temple, they can file complaints with Temple's regional accrediting agency, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth System of Higher Education, or with the appropriate state agency in their state of residence.

State Specific Information

The web address for the Texas Higher Education Coordinator Board's Student Complaint page with forms and a description of the complaint procedure is found at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=051F93F5-03D4-9CCE-40FA9F46F2CD3C9D.  The web address for the rules governing student complaints - Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110-1.120 is found at: http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=19&pt=1&ch=1&sch=E&rl=Y

Office of Digital Education
1101 W. Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19122
Phone: 215-204-7701 | Email: online@temple.edu