Despite Halt in Federal Enforcement, States Move Ahead With Regulations for Online Programs

The federal government may not be able to enforce a rule requiring colleges to be licensed in every state where they are operating, but that hasn't stopped states from forging ahead with new regulations for the myriad institutions that enroll students within their borders but may have no physical campus there.

Maryland, for example, has passed a new law requiring all out-of-state colleges that enroll Maryland residents in online programs to register with the state's Higher Education