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.

SARA Participation

Temple University is a participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) developed by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).  As such, Temple University is permitted to engage in all activities covered by SARA in states that are members of SARA.  Temple University is committed to ensuring that it follows the laws and regulations of any state or territory in which it may operate, and will take whatever steps necessary to gain approval from regulators if it engages in activities not covered by SARA.

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 Department of Education, or with the appropriate state agency in their state of residence.

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