Texas Surpasses 100 SARA-Approved Institutions


“Texas is always happy to be the first; especially in initiatives that are good for both students and institutions,” said Rex Peebles, assistant commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. As the 48 states and territories in SARA work towards getting institutions SARA-approved, Texas announced that it is the first state to reach 100 institutions approved. Pennsylvania at 93 institutions, and Illinois at 84, remain a close second and third.

El Centro College is Texas’ 100th SARA-approved institution and Cedar Valley College is the 101st. Both are part of the Dallas County Community College System. For an up-to-date list of SARA institutions, visit the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Texas is a member of the Southern Regional Education Board, which represents 44 percent of the institutions in NC-SARA. 

Pie chart of SARA Institutions by region: 44% in SREB, 32% in MHEC, 13% in WICHE, and 10% in NEBHE