Roanoke-Chowan Community College

State Authorization

State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with a college’s adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction in that state. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Amended 2010.

Roanoke-Chowan Community College is currently authorized to offer Distance Learning courses in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Registration of students from other states in online courses may require additional time and/or fees.

The Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States provides phone numbers, emails and/or links to state education agencies.

Student Complaint Information by State and Agency

Directory of State Authorization and Lead Contacts

Professional Licensing Board Disclaimer and Contacts (License/Licensure  Information)

R-CCC Student Grievance Procedure

If a complaint cannot be resolved through the institution’s grievance procedures, students may file a complaint with the North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints unit. Please review the Student Complaint Policy (PDF), print and complete the Student Complaint Form (PDF) and submit the complaint to:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints 
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688

Roanoke-Chowan Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

If a student has evidence of an institution’s significant non-compliance with SACSCOC standards, policies, or procedures, the individual should inform SACSCOC using the Complaints Against Institutions: Information Sheet and Form.

For more information on the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement-North Carolina, visit SARA North Carolina’s site (, complaint process, and complaint form.