State Authorization

SARA State Authorization

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has been approved by the state of Iowa to participate in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Iowa became a SARA state in 2015. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges became a SARA institution in June 2016. This allows students from NC-SARA approved states to enroll in:

  • Online degree programs, certificates, and endorsements that include internships, externships, co-ops, field experiences, student teaching, and clinical placements, and
  • Campus-based courses with out-of-state internships, externships, co-ops, field experiences, student teaching, and clinical placements. 

Members of SARA are highlighted in blue on the NC-SARA map

Online Courses and Programs

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges' (EICC) online courses and programs are available to students in all SARA states. If the programs include internships, field experiences, student teaching, and/or clinical placements, please check with the Program Director if you reside or plan to be educated in Florida, Massachusetts, or California.

The following degree programs are offered by EICC completely online:

Programs with Out-of-State Student Activities

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges' (EICC) campus-based programs that require or offer internships, externships, co-ops, field experiences, student teaching, or clinical placements as part of the program are available to students in all SARA states. If you reside or plan to be educated in Florida, Massachusetts, or California, please check with the Program Director to be sure there are no restrictions in these non-SARA states.