State Authorization of Distance Education

Johns Hopkins University has been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements effective February 22, 2016. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. 

Disclosures and Policies

The following disclosures and policies pertains to students who enroll in Johns Hopkins University distance education programs as a condition of participating in NC-SARA.

The Johns Hopkins University encourages the complainant to seek resolutions to the allegations/grievances within the university’s processes. Complainants are to refer to their specific school in order to familiarize themselves with those policies and/or procedures.  If a complainant has exhausted JHU grievance procedures and the grievance has not been resolved, the complainant has the right to file a complaint with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the state portal agency for SARA. The portal agency is responsible for further consideration and resolution.

Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201

School Specific Grievance Links

Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Carey Business School

School of Education

School of Medicine

School of Nursing

Whiting School of Engineering and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information for State Agencies

Johns Hopkins University distance education students can contact the higher education agency in their state with questions or comments.