Oregon and Idaho Seek Way to Regulate Virtual College Outside Their Authority

Officials in Oregon and Idaho are groping for a way to regulate an online institution over which neither state appears to have authority.

The for-profit institution, Canyon College, is based in Idaho and offers degrees to students everywhere -- except in Idaho. Its president, Michael F. Storrs, said the college avoids serving students in its own state so that it can operate without breaking Idaho laws requiring institutions to have either accreditation or