Accreditation & License

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

The California University is provisionally approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer these degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by (date two years from date of provisional approval) and full accreditation by (date five years from date of provisional approval).

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Physical Address
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 225
Sacramento California, 95834

Mailing address:
P. O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Telephone: (916) 431-6959
Toll-free telephone: (888) 370-7589
Fax: (916) 263-1897

Accreditation Status

California University has never filed a bankruptcy petition, operated as a debtor in possession or had a petition of bankruptcy filed against it under federal law (CEC 94909(a)(12)).

California University does not participate in federal or state financial aid programs (CEC 94909(a)(10)).

California University is not accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), and this institution’s students are therefore not eligible for federal financial aid programs. A degree program that is unaccredited or a degree from a unaccredited institution is not recognized for some employment positions, including, but not limited to, positions with the State of California. California University programs are not designed to, and therefore do not prepare students for, licensure in any field of endeavor (CEC 94909(a)(16) and CEC 94897(p)).

Gainful Employment

The United States Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification codes 

Below is the list of the employment positions determined to be within the filed for which a student received education and training at the Detailed Occupation (six-digit) level. (5, CCR §74112 (d)(3)) 

Master of Business Administration Program  52.0305, 52.0201, 52.0299, 13.1303, 52.0208, 13.0401, 52.0206, 52.0703.

Master of Science in Computer Science Program  11.0199, 11.0101, 11.1003, 11.0204, 11.0299, 11.0205, 11.0201, 11.0701, 11.0899, 11.0501, 11.0105, 11.1005, 11.1004.

Master of Science in Applied Psychology  42.2813,11-1020, 11-2000,11-3120, 11-3130, 11-9150, 11-9170

Master of Art in Media and Communication 09.0199, 27-3000, 27-4000, 11-2000, 11-9070, 27-2010

Links to BPPE Approval

BPPE Approval Link for California University.

Strategic Partner Golden Gate College 

BPPE Approval Link for Golden Gate College.

Links to Catalog in English

Links to Catalog in Chinese

Links to Enrollment Agreement in English

Links to Enrollment Agreement in Chinese

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