State Authorization Information

The California State University Northridge is currently authorized to operate or is currently exempt from requiring approval in all U.S. states with the exception of the following:

  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • New Mexico
  • Rhode Island

Regarding State Licensure Requirements

The California State University Northridge may offer a program that prepares an individual for licensure in their home state. As licensing requirements in each field can vary from state to state, California State University Northridge is currently researching the various requirements for licensure in all states the campus is authorized to operate within. This information is provided to applicants as of July 1, 2020.

Student Complaint Contact Information by State

  • ALABAMA
    Private School Licensure Division
    Alabama Community College system
    P. O. Box 302130
    Montgomery, Alabama 36104
    (334) 293-4653
  • ALASKA
    Kierke Kussart
    Program Coordinator for Institutional Authorization
    (907) 465-6741
    EED.ACPE-IA@alaska.gov
     
    Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
    PO Box 110505
    Juneau, AK 99811-0505
     
    State of Alaska Office of the Attorney General
    Consumer Protection Unit
    1031 W. 4th Ave., Suite 200
    Anchorage, AK 99501-5903
    consumerprotection@alaska.gov
  • ARIZONA
    Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
    1400 W. Washington Street
    Room 260
    Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 542-5709
  • ARKANSAS
    Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    Arkansas Department of Higher Education
    114 East Capitol Ave
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    ADHE_Info@adhe.edu
     
    Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education
    501 Woodlane, Suite 312S
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    (501) 683-800
  • COLORADO
    Colorado Department of Higher Education
    1600 Broadway, Suite 2200
    Denver, CO 80202
    (303) 862-3001
  • CONNECTICUT
    Connecticut Department of Higher Education
    450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 707
    Hartford, CT 06103-1841
    pcs@ctdhe.org
     
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
    450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 901
    Hartford, CT 06103
    dcp.complaints@ct.gov
  • DELAWARE
    Delaware Higher Education Office
    The Townsend Building
    401 Federal St., Ste. 2
    Dover, DE 19901
     
    Delaware Department of Justice
    Consumer Protection Unit
    820 N. French Street, 5th Floor
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    (302) 577-8600
    consumer.protection@delaware.gov
  • DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education
    1050 First Street NE
    Washington DC 20002
    (202) 727-6436
    OSSE.Elcmail@dc.gov
  • FLORIDA
    Commission for Independent Education
    325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
    cieinfo@fldoe.org
  • GEORGIA
    Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
    2082 East Exchange Place
    Suite 220
    Tucker, GA 30084
    (770) 414-3300
  • HAWAII
    Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program
    Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
    P.O. Box 541
    Honolulu, HI 96809
    (808) 587-3222
  • IDAHO
    Idaho Office of the State Board of Education
    650 W State Street
    PO Box 83720
    Boise, ID 83720-0037
    (208) 334-2270
  • ILLINOIS
    Illinois Board of Higher Education
    1 North Old State Capitol Plaza,
    Suite 333
    Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
    (217) 557-7359
     
    Illinois Attorney General
    Consumer Fraud Bureau
    500 South Second Street
    Springfield, IL 62701
    (217) 782-1090
  • INDIANA
    The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
    Indiana Commission for Higher Education
    101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
    Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206
    complaints@che.in.gov
  • IOWA
    Iowa College Aid
    475 SW Fifth St., Suite D
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    (877) 272-4456
    info@iowacollegeaid.gov
  • KANSAS
    Kansas Board of Regents
    1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520
    Topeka, KS 66612-1368
    (785) 430-4240
  • KENTUCKY
    Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
    100 Airport Road
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (502) 573-1555
     
    Kentucky Office of the Attorney General
    Office of Consumer Protection
    1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 200
    Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
    (888) 432-9257
  • LOUISIANA
    Louisiana Board of Regents
    1201 N. Third St., Suite 6-200
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    (225) 342 4253
     
    Louisiana Office of the Attorney General
    Consumer Protection Section
    P.O. Box 94005
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9005
    (225) 326-6465
    consumerinfo@ag.louisiana.gov
  • MAINE
    Maine Department of Education
    23 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0023
    (207) 624-6600
     
    Attorney General's Consumer Information and Mediation Service
    6 State House Station
    Augusta, Maine 04333
    consumer.mediation@maine.gov
    (207) 626-8849
  • MARYLAND
    Associate Director of Career and Workforce Education
    Maryland Higher Education Commission
    6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    PCS.MHEC@maryland.gov
     
    Consumer Protection Division
    Office of the Attorney General
    200 Saint Paul Place
    Baltimore, Maryland 21202
    (410) 528-8662
  • MASSACHUSETTS
    Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
    One Ashburton Place, Rm. 1401
    Boston, MA 02108
    (617) 994-6950
     
    Office of the Attorney General
    Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division
    One Ashburton Place
    Boston, MA 02108
    (617) 727-2200, ext. 2101
    Charities@Mass.gov
  • MICHIGAN
    Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
    CSCL/Complaints
    P O Box 30018
    Lansing, MI 48909
  • MINNESOTA
    Minnesota Office of Higher Education
    1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
    St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
    (651) 642-0567
     
    Registration & Licensing
    Office of Higher Education
    1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
    St. Paul, MN 55108
    (651) 259-3975
     
    Minnesota Office of the Attorney General
    445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400
    St. Paul, MN 55101-2131
    (651) 296-3353
  • MISSISSIPPI
    Commission on Proprietary Schools
    and College Registration
    3825 Ridgewood Road
    Jackson, MS 39211
    kverneuille@mccb.edu
    (601) 432-6185
     
    Mississippi Consumer Protection Division
    Office of the Attorney General
    State of Mississippi
    PO Box 22947
    Jackson, MS 39225-2947
  • MISSOURI
    Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
    P.O. Box 1469
    Jefferson City, MO 65101
    info@dhewd.mo.gov
    (573) 751-2361
  • MONTANA
    Montana University System Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
    560 N. Park Avenue
    PO Box 203201
    Helena, MT 59620-3201
    (406) 449-9124
     
    Montana University System Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
    560 N. Park Avenue
    PO Box 203201
    Helena, MT 59620-3201
    (406) 449-9124
  • NEBRASKA
    Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
    ATTN: Complaints
    P.O. Box 95005
    Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
     
    Office of the Attorney General
    2115 State Capitol
    Lincoln, NE 68509
    (402) 471-2682
    ago.consumer@nebraska.gov
  • NEVADA
    Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
    2800 E. St. Louis
    Las Vegas, NV 89104
    (702) 486-7330
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE
    New Hampshire Higher Education Commission
    101 Pleasant Street
    Concord, NH 03301-3860
  • NEW JERSEY
    Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
    ATTN: Complaints
    P.O. Box 542
    Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0542
     
    New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
    Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
    ATTN: Complaints
    P.O. Box 542
    Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0542
    askconsumeraffairs@dca.lps.state.nj.us
    (973) 504-6200
  • NEW MEXICO
    New Mexico Higher Education Department
    2048 Galisteo
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • NEW YORK
    New York State Education Department
    Office of College and University Evaluation
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12234
     
    Office of the Professions
    Professional Education Program Review
    Education Building, 2 West
    Albany, NY 12234
     
    New York State Department of State
    Division of Consumer Protection
    Consumer Assistance Unit
    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12231-0001
  • NORTH CAROLINA
    North Carolina Department of Justice
    Consumer Protection
    9001 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
    (919) 716-6000
  • NORTH DAKOTA
    North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
    State Capitol – 15th Floor
    600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 270
    Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
    cte@nd.gov
     
    Office of Attorney General
    Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division
    Gateway Professional Center
    1050 East Interstate Ave. Ste. 200
    Bismarck, ND 58503-5574
    (701)328-5570
  • OHIO
    Matt Exline
    Ohio Department of Higher Education
    25 South Front Street
    Columbus, OH 43215
    (614) 728-3095
    mexline@regents.state.oh.us
     
    Ohio Attorney General
    30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
    Columbus, OH 43215
    (800) 282-0515
  • OKLAHOMA
    Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
    655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
    Oklahoma City, OK 73104
    (405) 225-9100
     
    Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General
    Consumer Protection
    313 NE 21st Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73105
    (833) 681-1895
  • OREGON
    Sean Pollack
    Higher Education Coordinating Commission
    3225 25th Street SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 947-5925
    sean.pollack@state.or.us
     
    Oregon Department of Justice
    Consumer Protection
    1162 Court St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301-4096
    (877) 877-9392
    help@oregonconsumer.gov
  • PENNSYLVANIA
    Pennsylvania Department of Education
    333 Market Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
    (717) 783-6788
     
    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
    Public Protection Division
    Strawberry Square
    Harrisburg, PA 17120
    (717) 787-3391
  • RHODE ISLAND
    Commissioner of Postsecondary Education
    RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner
    560 Jefferson Blvd.
    Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1304
    (401) 736-1100
     
    Rhode Island Department of Attorney General
    Consumer Protection Unit
    150 South Main Street
    Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 274-4400
    consumers@riag.ri.gov
  • SOUTH CAROLINA
    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
    1122 Lady Street, Suite 300
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803) 737-2260
  • SOUTH DAKOTA
    SD Board of Regents
    306 East Capitol Ave
    Suite 200
    Pierre, SD 57501
    605 773 3455
    info@sdbor.edu
     
    South Dakota Office of Attorney General
    Division of Consumer Protection
    1302 E Hwy 14 Ste 3
    Pierre, SD 57501
    (605) 773-4400
    consumerhelp@state.sd.us
  • TENNESSEE
    Julie Woodruff
    TN Higher Education Commission
    Parkway Towers, Suite 1900
    Nashville, TN 37243-0830
    Julie.Woodruff@tn.gov
    (615) 253-8857
  • TEXAS
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    Office of General Counsel
    P.O. Box 12788
    Austin, Texas 78711-2788
    StudentComplaints@highered.texas.gov
     
    Texas Office of the Attorney General
    Consumer Protection Division
    PO Box 12548
    Austin, TX 78711-2548
  • UTAH
    Utah Department of Commerce
    Division of Consumer Protection
    PO Box 146704
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704
    (801) 530-6601
    consumerprotection@utah.gov
  • VERMONT
    Vermont Department of Education
    State Board of Education
    120 State Street
    Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
     
    VT Attorney General
    Consumer Assistance Program
    109 State Street
    Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
    (802) 656-3183
  • VIRGINIA
    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
    101 N. 14th Street, 10th Floor
    Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 225-2600
  • WASHINGTON
    Washington Student Achievement Council
    917 Lakeridge Way SW
    Olympia, WA 98502
    (360) 753-7800
    info@wsac.wa.gov
     
    Washington State Office of the Attorney General
    Consumer Protection
    800 5th Ave, Suite 2000
    Seattle, WA 98104-3188
    csu@atg.wa.gov
    (206) 464-6684
  • WEST VIRGINIA
    West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education
    West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
    1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East
    Suite 700
    Charleston, WV 25301
     
    Office of the Attorney General
    Consumer Protection Division
    PO Box 1789
    Charleston, WV 25326-1789
    (800) 368-8808
  • WISCONSIN
    Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
    Division of Legal Services and Compliance
    P.O. Box 7190
    Madison, WI 53707-7190
    dsps@wisconsin.gov
  • WYOMING
    Wyoming Department of Education
    122 W. 25th St. Suite E200
    Cheyenne, WY 82002
    (307) 777-7675
     
    Office of the Attorney General
    Consumer Protection Unit
    Kendrick Building
    2320 Capitol Avenue
    Cheyenne, WY 82002