Revision of North Dakota University System from Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:11
The North Dakota University System is a unified system of higher education governed by the State Board of Higher Education. Organized in 1990, the system includes two research universities, four regional universities and five community colleges. The State Board for Higher Education is the governing body for the North Dakota University System.
NOTICE: Change in State Authorization Governance
On August 1, 2013, the State Board of Higher Education assumed governance of North Dakota State Authorization of degree-granting, post-secondary institutions. Beginning August 1, 2013, all degree-granting post-secondary institutions offering on-site or distance education courses in North Dakota must seek authorization or exemption under HB1103 guidelines (Click here to see House Bill 1103).
Exemptions: Institutions that wish to apply for exemption status under HB 1103 15-18.1-02 definitions must register, apply, and receive confirmation of exemption status. Application will begin Aug. 31, 2013 and must be completed via electronic, web-based software. The application can be found at http://ndus.edvera.com
Authorization: Institutions that wish to apply for North Dakota State Authorization under definitions in HB 1103 15-19.1-01 or 15-18.1-03 must register, apply, and receive confirmation of authorization status. Application will begin August 31, 2013 and must be completed via electronic, web-based software. The application for North Dakota State Authorization can be found at http://ndus.edvera.com
The Notice above can also be found on the web at http://ndus.edu/system/state-authorization/Default.asp?printable=1
Questions regarding this process can be directed to Tanya Spilovoy (see contact information below).
Director, Distance Education and State Authorization
North Dakota University System
10th Floor, State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 215
Bismarck, ND 58505-0230
Same as above.
The State Board for Higher Education has oversight for institutions conferring the associate in arts or science degree and above. The State Board for Career and Technical Education retains responsibility for private career schools granting the OAS degree, diplomas and certificates.