States where our programs are available

The University of Detroit Mercy welcomes online students from around the world. If you're living outside the United States and you have a reliable internet connection, you can enroll in our online programs. Within the United States, some states have restrictions in place that prevent their residents from taking online classes from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Within the United States, federal regulations articulated through the Higher Education Act now state:

"If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering distance or correspondence education in that State."

University of Detroit Mercy is authorized to offer distance education courses, certificates and degree programs to the citizens of the states noted. Where a state has restriction on which programs may be offered to its citizens that information is provided by clicking on detail. Citizens residing in states that are not included in this list are not permitted to enroll in University of Detroit Mercy online courses or programs.

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions offering distance education programs to citizens of another state to provide contact information to that state’s licensure or approval agency. The information provided is for states where University of Detroit Mercy has approval.

Finally, states require information be provided to students on where they may file a complaint should they have a problem with a distance education provider. An out-of-state distance education student is advised to contact University of Detroit program director first to resolve any issue.

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State list


Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware*
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa*
Kansas*
Kentucky*
Louisiana*
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri

Montana
Nebraska
Nevada*
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico*
New York*
North Carolina*
North Dakota
Ohio*
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas*
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington*
West Virginia*
Wisconsin
Wyoming

* Indicates some programs may not be available for residents of this state