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State Authorization Information

  • What Is State Authorization?

State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with a college’s adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction in that state. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Amended 2010.
HEOA 600.9 (c).

If an institution is offering post-secondary 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 postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary [of Education] the State’s approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)

  • In What States Is Bladen Community College Authorized To Offer Online Courses?

As a participant in the SREB-Electronic Campus, Bladen Community College is authorized to offer Distance Learning courses in the following states: South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and West Virginia.

This authorization is through participation in the SREB Electronic Campus and its regional reciprocity agreement, SECCRA.
The Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States provides phone numbers, emails and/or links to state education agencies.

  • Is Bladen Community College Accredited?

Yes. Bladen Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Ga 30033

  • If a student has a complaint, the student should attempt to resolve the complaint through the Bladen Community College grievance procedure.

Grievances and Complaints about courses and programs

Student Complaint Resolution

  • If a complaint cannot be resolved through the Bladen Community College’s grievance procedures, students may file a complaint with:

The North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints unit. Please review the Student Complaint Policy (PDF), print and complete the Student Complaint Form (PDF) and submit the complaint to:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints 
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688

Regional Accreditor Complain Process
If a student has evidence than an institution is in significant non-compliance with SACSCOC standards, policies, or procedures, the individual should inform SACSCOC using the Complaints Against Institutions: Information Sheet and Form.

  • Other Important Links and Information.

Distance Learning Administration

Admissions and Registration Page

College Bookstore

Financial Aid

Online Courses and Online Programs

Title IX Grievances and Complaints

Grievances and Complaints about courses and programs

Student Complaint Resolution

Student Resource Center (Library)

Student Services


Consumer Information

College Catalogs

For Assistance with a Moodle course – Dr. Maurice Mitchell ( 910-879-5606
For Assistance with Email – Mr. Philip Pope ( 910-879-5510
For Assistance with student Webadvisor –Mr. David Gooden ( 910-879-5521