Oakwood University, the historically Black educational institution in Huntsville, Alabama, affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church, enrolls about 1,900 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students. Now the university’s reach will be greatly extended as it has received approval to begin online education programs nationwide by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the program, students residing in 40 states and the District of Columbia can now take courses through Oakwood Online University.
Leslie Pollard, president of Oakwood University, stated that “we cannot overstate the significance of Oakwood’s receipt of approval to participate in NC-SARA. This new footprint expands our ability to deliver our educational products to the broadest possible audiences in the United States.”