University Accreditation and Licensure

Our online Distance Learning degree programs are reviewed and approved as part of the University of Wisconsin-Superior's accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. The university has been continuously accredited since 1916. Our most recent full accreditation review was in 2013. See UW-Superior's Accreditation page for more information.

Agreements With Other States

Pursuant to Wis. Stats. Ch. 39.85, et. al, the State of Wisconsin is a member of the Midwestern-State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (MSARA) through the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. MSARA regulates the ways participating institutions may offer distance learning/online education to students who reside in other states. The University of Wisconsin-Superior is a participating institution in this agreement (see NC-SARA terms and conditions), which covers states indicated on this NC-SARA map.

State Licensure

The states below are not part of the SARA agreement. Please see each state for their accreditation requirements.


As a public higher education institution, UW-Superior is not required by the state of California to obtain approval to offer online learning to California residents.


UW-Superior is not required to be licensed to provide online instruction to Massachusetts residents since it has no physical presence in Massachusetts.