Distance Education Authorization

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Federal regulations (34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C)) require Mercy College of Ohio to publicly disclose, for each educational program designed to meet the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification required for employment in an occupation (or advertised as meeting those requirements), information about whether program completion would meet those requirements in a state.

Eligibility for licensure and/or certification may involve more than successful degree completion. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with Mercy College of Ohio and requirements can change at the discretion of the state/territory licensing board at any time.

Students planning to pursue programs that require licensure or certification are responsible for determining whether they will meet their state's requirements for licensure or certification if they complete a Mercy College of Ohio program of study. All current and prospective students are encouraged to contact the applicable licensure or certification boards in their respective states for additional information regarding professional licensure or certification requirements.

The table below indicates whether Mercy College of Ohio’s Nursing and Physician Assistant program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification in each U.S. State and territory. All of the College’s programs are currently under review for compliance with the regulations. If you have questions regarding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact the Program Coordinator for your field of study for assistance.

The information provided should not be considered a guarantee that any particular professional licensing board will approve a student’s application.

  • Document .pdfLicensure Requirement Table

    The State Authorization Licensure table provides the program information required by the Federal Regulation.


Complaint Process for Online Programs and Courses

For all students enrolled in Mercy College of Ohio Online programs and courses:

Mercy College of Ohio is committed to providing all students with an exceptional educational experience and strives to work with students to resolve any issues that may arise. United States Department of Education regulations (34 CFR 668.43(b)) require institutions of higher education to have a process to handle complaints for prospective and enrolled students. This page describes the process and provides links to contacts. All Mercy College of Ohio distance education students should attempt to resolve complaints first with the university before contacting external agencies for resolution.

File a Complaint with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE)

The Ohio Department of Higher Education is responsible for responding to formal complaints against public, independent non-profit and proprietary institutions of higher education in Ohio. While the Ohio Department of Higher Education has limited authority over colleges and universities and cannot offer legal advice or initiate civil court cases, their staff will review submitted complaints and work with student complainants and institutions.

Ohio Department of Higher Education 25 South Front Street Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: (614) 466-6000 Fax: (614) 466-5866