• Online Eligibility by State and Complaint Process

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, is required to obtain authorization from individual states to enroll students residing outside of Minnesota. Hamline is currently authorized to enroll students living in these states.

    Eligible States

    • Arizona

    • California

    • Colorado

    • Connecticut

    • Delaware*

    • Florida*

    • Hawaii

    • Idaho

    • Illinois*

    • Kentucky*

    • Louisiana*

    • Maine

    • Massachusetts*

    • Michigan

    • Minnesota

    • Mississippi

    • Nevada*

    • New Hampshire*

    • New Jersey*

    • New Mexico*

    • New York*

    • North Carolina*

    • Ohio*

    • Oklahoma*

    • Pennsylvania

    • Rhode Island*

    • South Carolina*

    • South Dakota

    • Tennessee*

    • Texas*

    • Utah

    • Vermont*

    • Virginia

    • Washington

    • West Virginia*

    • Wisconsin

    *Students residing in these states are currently not allowed to enroll in Hamline’s Pain Management Certificate program.

    Questions, Concerns, Complaints?

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, we encourage you to speak to your program administrator. If you still have an issue, please contact Associate Provost Michael Reynolds (mreynolds@hamline.edu).

    You may also report any complaints to Hamline University’s accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (inquiry@hlcommission.org), or your local state agency at the address below.


    ALABAMA

    Alabama Commission on Higher Education
    Elizabeth C. French
    Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
    Alabama Commission on Higher Education
    Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
    334-242-2179
    elizabeth.french@ache.alabama.gov

    Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
    Annette Funderburk
    Private School Licensure Specialist
    Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
    Office of Private School Licensing Division
    334-293-4651
    annette.funderburk@dpe.edu

    Alabama Office of the Secretary of State
    Rebecca Morris, CPM
    Director of Business Services
    Office of Alabama Secretary of State
    334-242-7221
    rebecca.morris@sos.alabama.gov

    ALASKA

    Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
    Kierke A. Kussart
    Program Coordinator for Institutional Authorization
    Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
    907‐465‐6741
    Kierke.kussart@alaska.gov
    EED.ACPE-IA@alaska.gov

    ARIZONA

    Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
    Teri Stanfill
    Executive Director
    Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
    602-542-2399
    teri.stanfill@azppse.gov

    ARKANSAS

    Arkansas Department of Higher Education
    Alana Boles
    Coordinator, Academic Affairs
    Arkansas Department of Higher Education
    501-371-2060
    Alana.Boles@adhe.edu

    Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education
    Brenda Germann
    Director
    Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education
    501-683-8000
    brenda.germann@arkansas.gov

    CALIFORNIA

    California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
    Joanne Wenzel
    Deputy Bureau Chief
    Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
    916-431-6905
    joanne.wenzel@dca.ca.gov

    COLORADO

    Colorado Department of Higher Education
    Heather DeLange
    Academic Policy Officer
    Colorado Department of Higher Education
    303-866-2723
    heather.delange@dhe.state.co.us

    Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools
    Georgia Roberts
    Deputy Director
    Division of Private Occupational Schools
    303-866-2723
    Georgia.roberts@dhe.state.co.us

    CONNECTICUT

    Connecticut Office of Higher Education
    Patricia Santoro
    Director of Academic Affairs
    Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education
    860-947-1822
    PSantoro@ctdhe.org

    DELAWARE

    Delaware Department of Education
    Angeline Willen
    Director, Teacher & Administrator Quality Development
    Delaware Department of Education
    302-857-3388
    angeline.willen@doe.k12.de.us

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    DC Education Licensure Commission
    Robin Y. Jenkins
    Executive Director
    DC Education Licensure Commission
    202-724-2095
    robin.jenkins@dc.gov

    FLORIDA

    Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education
    Sam Ferguson
    Executive Director
    Commission for Independent Education
    Florida Department of Education
    850-245-3200
    sam.ferguson@fldoe.org

    GEORGIA

    Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
    Carl G. Camann, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
    770-414-3208
    ccam@npec.state.ga.us

    HAWAII

    No Authorization Agencies in Hawaii

    IDAHO

    Idaho State Board of Education
    Valerie Fenske
    State Coordinator for Private Colleges & Proprietary Schools
    Idaho State Board of Education
    208-332-1587
    valerie.fenske@osbe.idaho.gov

    ILLINOIS

    Illinois Board of Higher Education
    Dr. Dan Cullen
    Deputy Director, Academic Affairs
    Illinois Board of Higher Education
    431 East Adams Street, Second Floor
    Springfield, IL 62701
    (217) 557-7352
    Cullen@ibhe.org

    INDIANA

    Indiana Commission for Higher Education
    Public, and Private Non-Profit, Degree-Granting Institutions:
    Ken Sauer, Ph.D. Senior Associate Commissioner for Research and Academic Affairs,
    Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE)/
    Executive Director, Indiana Board for Proprietary Education (BPE)
    317-464-4400 ext. 121
    ksauer@che.in.gov

    Private For-Profit, Degree-Granting Institutions:
    Ross Miller
    Director of Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance
    Indiana Board for Proprietary Education (BPE)/
    Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE)
    317-464-4400 Ext. 138
    rmiller@bpe.che.in.gov

    Indiana Department of Workforce Development
    Dinell Edge Accreditation Specialist
    Office for Career and Technical Schools (OCTS)
    Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
    317-234-8338
    dedge1@dwd.in.gov

    IOWA

    Iowa College Student Aid Commission
    Carolyn Small
    Postsecondary Registration Administrator
    Iowa College Student Aid Commission
    515-725-3413
    carolyn.small@iowa.gov

    KANSAS

    Kansas Board of Regents
    Jacqueline Johnson
    Director of Private Postsecondary and Out-of-State Education
    Kansas Board of Regents
    785-296-4917
    jjohnson@ksbor.org

    KENTUCKY

    Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
    Sarah Levy, J.D.
    Director of Postsecondary Licensing
    Council on Postsecondary Education
    502.573.1555, ext. 350
    sarah.levy@ky.gov

    Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education
    Steve Wilborn
    Interim Executive Director
    Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education
    502-564-4185
    kcpe@ky.gov

    LOUISIANA

    Louisiana Board of Regents
    Proprietary Schools:
    Carol Marabella
    New School Contact
    Program Manager/Proprietary Schools
    Louisiana Board of Regents
    225-342-4253
    carol.marabella@la.gov

    Academic Degree-Granting Institutions:
    Larry Tremblay
    Deputy Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
    Louisiana Board of Regents
    225-342-4253
    larry.tremblay@la.gov

    MAINE

    Maine Department of Education, Office of Higher Education
    Laurie Halligan
    Higher Education Specialist
    Maine Department of Education
    Augusta, Maine 04333
    207-624-6607
    laurie.halligan@maine.gov

    MARYLAND

    Maryland Higher Education Commission
    Shawna Acker-Ball, Ph.D.
    Director of Academic Affairs
    Maryland Higher Education Commission
    410-767-3268
    sackerball@mhec.state.md.us

    MASSACHUSETTS

    Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
    Academic Policy Staff
    Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
    617-994-6922
    approvalquery@bhe.mass.edu

    MICHIGAN

    Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
    Michael Beamish
    Manager
    Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
    Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing
    Licensing Division
    517-241-6806
    beamishm@michigan.gov

    MINNESOTA

    Minnesota Office of Higher Education
    George R. Roedler, Jr., JD
    Manager, Institutional Registration & Licensing
    Minnesota Office of Higher Education
    651-259-3975
    george.roedler@state.mn.us

    MISSISSIPPI

    Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
    Menia Dykes
    Director of Accreditation
    Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
    601-432-6372
    mdykes@mississippi.edu

    Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration
    Kim Verneuille
    Director of Proprietary Schools
    Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration (CPSCR)
    601-432-6185
    kverneuille@mccb.edu

    MISSOURI

    Missouri Department of Higher Education
    Missouri-Based Institutions and Non-Missouri Private Institutions:
    Leroy Wade
    Deputy Commissioner
    Missouri Department of Higher Education
    573-751-2361
    leroy.wade@dhe.mo.gov

    Non-Missouri Public Institutions:
    Rusty Monhollon
    Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs
    Missouri Department of Higher Education
    573-751-2361
    rusty.monhollon@dhe.mo.gov

    MONTANA

    Montana University System, Montana Board of Regents
    Karin J. Janssen
    CCN Program Manager/Academic Policy and Process Analyst
    Montana University System
    Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
    406-444-0607
    kjanssen@montana.edu

    NEBRASKA

    Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
    Kathleen Fimple
    Academic Programs Officer
    Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
    402‐471‐0030
    kathleen.fimple@nebraska.gov

    Nebraska Department of Education, Private Postsecondary Career Schools
    Brad Dirksen
    Program Director
    Nebraska Department of Education
    402‐471‐4825
    Brad.dirksen@nebraska.gov

    NEVADA

    Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
    David Perlman
    Administrator
    Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
    702-486-7330
    dperlman@cpe.state.nv.us

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    New Hampshire Department of Education
    Patricia Edes
    Assistant to Director
    New Hampshire Department of Education
    Division of Higher Education • Higher Education Commission
    603-271-0257
    patricia.edes@doe.nh.gov

    NEW JERSEY

    New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education
    Rochelle Hendricks
    Secretary of Higher Education
    State of New Jersey, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
    609-292-4310 and 609-292-8052

    Assistant: Michelle Robinson,
    Michelle.Robinson@njhe.state.nj.us
    http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/index.html
     

    New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
    Robert Grimmie
    Director, Center for Occupational Employment Information
    New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
    609-292-8658
    Robert.Grimmie@dol.state.nj.us
    schoolapprovalunit@dol.state.nj.us

    NEW MEXICO

    New Mexico Higher Education Department
    Questions about policies and application processes:
    Diane Vigil-Hayes
    Private & Proprietary Schools Administrator and Compliance Officer
    New Mexico Higher Education Department
    505-476-8418
    Diane.Vigil@state.nm.us

    Questions about agency’s authority:
    David Mathews
    Director of Private & Proprietary Schools and General Counsel
    New Mexico Higher Education Department
    505-476-8402
    David.Mathews@state.nm.us

    NEW YORK

    New York State Department of Education, Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision
    Monica Borden
    School Licensing Supervisor
    Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision
    New York State Department of Education
    518-474-3969
    mborden@mail.nysed.gov

    New York State Department of Education, Office of College and University Evaluation
    Ellen Zunon
    Office of College and University Evaluation
    New York State Department of Education
    518‐474‐2593
    ezunon@mail.nysed.gov

    NORTH CAROLINA

    The University of North Carolina Board of Governors
    Cherisa Williams
    Licensure Specialist
    The University of North Carolina General Administration
    919‐962‐4621
    cnwilliams@northcarolina.edu

    North Carolina Community College System, Office of Proprietary Schools
    Diannette Jackson
    Education Consultant/Program Auditor II
    North Carolina Community College System
    Office of Proprietary School Services
    919-807-7149
    jacksond@nccommunitycolleges.edu

    NORTH DAKOTA

    North Dakota State Board of Higher Education
    Tanya Spilovoy
    Director, Distance Education and State Authorization
    North Dakota University System
    701-224-2498
    tanya.spilovoy@ndus.edu

    OHIO

    Ohio Board of Regents
    Shane DeGarmo
    Senior Director, Program Development and Approval
    The Ohio Board of Regents
    614-387-1215
    sdegarmo@regents.state.oh.us

    Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
    John Ware
    Executive Director
    Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
    614-466-7802
    john.ware@scr.state.oh.us

    OKLAHOMA

    Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
    Gina M. Wekke
    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
    (405) 234-4300
    gwekke@osrhe.edu

    The Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools
    Nora Ann House, MBA, CPA
    Director
    The Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools
    405-528-3370
    nhouse@obpvs.ok.gov

    Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education
    Joe Robinson
    Associate State Director of Field Services
    Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
    405-743-5198
    jrobi@okcareertech.org
    http://www.okcareertech.org

    OREGON

    Oregon Office of Degree Authorization
    Alethia Miller
    Academic Program Evaluator
    Program Evaluator for Out-of-State Institutions, Office of Degree Authorization
    Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
    503-373-0003
    alethia.miller@state.or.us

    Oregon Department of Education, Private Career Schools Office
    Matthew Barber Operations, Fiscal & Data Management Specialist
    Oregon Department of Education, Private and Career Schools Office 503-947-5716
    matt.barber@state.or.us

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Pennsylvania Department of Education
    Patricia Landis
    Division Chief, Higher and Career Education
    Pennsylvania Department of Education
    717-783-8228
    ra-distanceeducation@pa.gov
    RA-COLLUNIVSEMINFO@state.pa.us

    PUERTO RICO

    Puerto Rico Council on Education
    Idalia I. Zavala Maldonado
    Director, Licensing and Accreditation Area
    Puerto Rico Council on Education
    787-641-7100
    izavala@ce.pr.gov

    RHODE ISLAND

    Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
    Deanna Velletri
    Rhode Island Office of Higher Education
    Academic and Student Affairs
    401-456-6010
    dvelletri@ribghe.org

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
    Renea Eshleman
    Program Manager, Non-Public Postsecondary Institution Licensing
    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
    803-737-2281
    reshleman@che.sc.gov

    SOUTH DAKOTA

    South Dakota Secretary of State
    Mike Lauritsen
    Postsecondary Education
    Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State, Jason M. Gant
    605-773-3537
    sos.edu@state.sd.us

    TENNESSEE

    Tennessee Higher Education Commission
    Information regarding THEC’s authority and policies:
    Lindsey Vaughan, Esq.
    Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs
    Tennessee Higher Education Commission
    615‐253-8874
    lindsey.vaughan@tn.gov

    Information regarding the application process:
    Teresa Warren
    Technical Educational Specialist
    Tennessee Higher Education Commission
    615-253-6285
    teresa.warren@tn.gov

    TEXAS

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    Cathie Maeyaert
    Special Projects Director
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    512-427-6527
    Cathie.Maeyaert@THECB.state.tx.us

    Texas Workforce Commission
    Catherine Bingle
    Director of Career Schools and Colleges
    Texas Workforce Commission
    512-463-9544
    catherine.bingle@twc.state.tx.us

    Please contact TWC Career Schools and Colleges:
    (866) 256-6333, Option 1
    career.schools@twc.state.tx.us

    UTAH

    Utah Division of Consumer Protection
    Marla Winegar
    Administrator
    Utah Division of Consumer Protection
    801-530-6601
    mwinegar@utah.gov

    VERMONT

    Vermont State Board of Education
    Cathy Hilgendorf
    Postsecondary Approval Coordinator
    Vermont Agency of Education
    802-828-5402
    cathy.hilgendorf@state.vt.us

    VIRGINIA

    State Council for Higher Education in Virginia
    Joe DeFilippo
    Director of Academic Affairs and Planning
    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
    Private and Out-of-State Postsecondary Education
    804-225-2629
    JoeDeFilippo@schev.edu

    WASHINGTON

    Washington Student Achievement Council
    Karen Oelschlager
    Program Administrator/Degree Authorization
    Washington Student Achievement Council
    360-753-7869
    kareno@wsac.wa.gov

    Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
    Patricia Spencer
    Program Manager, Private Vocational School Licensing and Consumer Protection
    Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
    360-709-4641
    pspencer@wtb.wa.gov

    WEST VIRGINIA

    West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
    Mark Stotler
    Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
    West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
    304-558-0262
    stotler@hepc.wvnet.edu

    West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education
    Degree Granting Institutions:
    Mark Stotler
    Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
    West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
    304-558-0262
    stotler@hepc.wvnet.edu

    Business, Occupational and Trade Schools:
    Teresa Smith
    Administrative Associate
    West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education
    304-558-2411
    tsmith@wvctcs.org

    WISCONSIN

    Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
    David C. Dies
    Executive Secretary
    Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
    608-267-7733
    david.dies@eab.state.wi.us 

    WYOMING

    Wyoming Department of Education
    Elaine Marces
    Private School Program Manager
    Wyoming Department of Education
    307-777-6210
    elaine.marces@wyo.gov

    Other US Territories

    AMERICAN SAMOA

    American Samoa Community College
    Kathleen Kolhoff, Ph.D.
    Vice President
    Academic and Student Affairs
    American Samoa Community College
    684-699-9155
    k.kolhoff@amsamoa.edu

    FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA

    College of Micronesia
    Mariana Ben
    Vice President
    College of Micronesia-FSM
    mben@comfsm.fm

    GUAM

    Guam Community College
    Mary Okada
    President of Guam Community College
    mary.okada@guamcc.edu
    University of Guam
    Robert Underwood
    President of the University of Guam
    anacletus2010@gmail.com

    REPUBLIC OF PALAU

    Palau Community College
    Dr. Patrick U. Tellei
    President
    Palau Community College
    680-488-1669
    tellei@palau.edu

    REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS

    Scholarship Grant and Loan Board
    Brenda Alik Maddison
    Assistant Secretary of Policy and Planning
    balikmad@yahoo.com

    THE COMMONWEALTH OF NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

    Northern Marianas College
    Galvin Deleon Guerrero
    Accreditation Liaison
    Northern Marianas College
    galving@nmcnet.edu

    U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

    US Virgin Islands Department of Education
    Wynant Watty-Benjamin
    Chief of Staff, Office of the Commissioner
    US Virgin Islands Department of Education
    wwbenjamin@doe.vi