State Authorization

Loyola Marymount University is located in Los Angeles, California. As an institution in the state of California, the only state not part of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), state authorization is what allows Loyola Marymount University to enroll students outside of California into its online programs. Loyola Marymount University adheres to the state regulations for each state and has received authorization, exemption, or does not fall within the jurisdiction for authorization to offer online educational offerings in the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia

Consumer Complaint

Student Consumer Complaint Process

Loyola Marymount University seeks to resolve all student concerns in a timely and effective manner. To that end, the complaint process serves as an ongoing means for students to discuss concerns or register formal complaints that pertain to alleged violations of State consumer protection laws that include but are not limited to fraud and false advertising; alleged violations of State laws or rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions; and complaints relating to the quality of education or other State or accreditation requirements.

To make a complaint, please visit our Student Consumer Complaint Process page.

Complaint Resolution Options Outside of LMU

If you have a problem with any Loyola Marymount University’s online program that cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint about LMU with your state of residence. Information about where to file a complaint in your state of residence can be found at the following list of state agencies: Consumer Complaint Contact Information.


Loyola Marymount University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is schedule for their next accreditation visit in fall of 2024. For information on Loyola Marymount University's current accreditation status, please visit our Accreditation page.