Non-New York Residents

Empire State College is working with the departments of higher education in all states to ensure compliance with their requirements relating to our provision of online degrees and coursework to their residents.

The United States Department of Education requires each institution of higher education to provide all prospective and current out-of-state students with the contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state.

Students are encouraged to follow the college's student problem resolution process prior to filing a complaint with a state agency.

Information listed for each state is subject to change and will be updated on a routine basis.

Contact information is provided for each state. Your state department of higher education may also be contacted.

Last update: Oct. 10, 2014

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main St.
Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201

Arkansas Attorney General’s Office

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California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

California Attorney General's Office

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Connecticut Office of Higher Education
61 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2326

Connecticut Attorney General's Office

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 East Exchange Pl.
Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084-3300

Georgia Attorney General's Office

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Idaho State Board of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037

Idaho Attorney General's Office

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
430 East Grand Ave.
Floor 3
Des Moines, IA 50309-1920

Iowa Attorney General's Office

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St.
Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368

Kansas Attorney General's Office

Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Maine Attorney General's Office

Student complaints will be investigated by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Complaints should be directed to:

Maryland Attorney General's Office
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

toll free: 888-743-0823
local: 410-528-8662


Updated: Oct. 10, 2014

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive
Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108

Minnesota Attorney General's Office

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453

Mississippi Attorney General's Office

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Missouri Department of Higher Education
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson CIty, MO 65102-1469

Missouri Attorney General's Office

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Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
8778 South Maryland Pkwy.
Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Nevada Attorney General's Office

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New Hampshire Department of Education
Division of Higher Education - Higher Education Commission
101 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301-3860

New Hampshire Attorney General's Office

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galistro St.
Santa Fe, NM 8705-2100

or contact online

  • complaints
  • complaint form, FERPA release form and HIPPA release form available at the link above as fillable Word documents

New Mexico Attorney General's Office

University of North Carolina Board of Governors

  • student complaints
  • send to:
    North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
    c/o Cherisa Williams
    University of North Carolina General Administration
    910 Raleigh Rd.
    Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688

North Carolina Attorney General's Office

North Dakota University System

  • student complaints
  • send to:
    Tanya Spilovay, D.Ed.
    Director of Distance Education and State Authorization
    1815 Schafer St.
    Suite 202
    Bismark, ND 58501-1217

North Dakota Attorney General's Office

Ohio Board of Regents
25 South Front St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion
Office of Degree Authorization
1500 Valley River Dr.
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401

Oregon Attorney General's Office

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Divison of Higher and Career Education
333 Market St.
12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education

  • complaint procedure PDF
  • send to:
    Commission of Higher Education
    Office of Higher Education
    80 Washington St.
    Suite 524
    Providence, RI 02903

Rhode Island Attorney General's Office

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South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady St.
Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201

South Carolina Attorney General's Office

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Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Pkwy.
Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243

Tennessee Attorney General's Office

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Utah Division of Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 146704
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704

Utah Attorney General's Office

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Vermont State Agency of Education (Board of Education)
120 State St.
Montpelier, VT 06620

Vermont Attorney General's Office

Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Ave.
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-2060

  • student complaints
  • complaint process (Word document) and the complaint form (PDF) available at the above link

Wyoming Attorney General's Office

Note: The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association conducts an annual state authorization survey which is a major resource for this webpage.

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