Approved Degree Programs of Licensed Institutions

All institutions on this list have been licensed to offer specific degrees to North Carolina residents. Select the institution to confirm if the degree you are interested in pursuing has been approved by the UNC Board of Governors.

Any out-of-state institution conducting post-secondary degree activity in North Carolina pursuant to a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) to which the State of North Carolina is a party shall be exempt from licensure requirements. The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements provides information concerning SARA participating institutions. Degree programs which are exempt from licensure through SARA are not listed on the state’s list of approved degree programs. For more information, contact the SARA State Portal Entity at

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