What is accreditation?

Accreditation is a status granted to an institution that meets or exceeds the stated criteria of educational quality. The purposes of accreditation are to assess and enhance the educational quality of an institution, to assure consistency in institutional operations, to promote institutional improvement, and to provide for public accountability.

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Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

California Miramar University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).  The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.   The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

About DEAC

The Distance Education Accrediting Council (DEAC) is one of the longest established national accreditors of academic institutions in the United States (1926). DEAC is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


State of California Approval

California Miramar University is a private institution and is approved to operate in the State of California by The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009.

Approval to operate means compliance with minimum state standards as set forth in California Education Code (CEC). The Bureau can be reached at:

P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, Phone: 916.574.8900. Website: http://www.bppe.ca.gov

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

California Miramar University is listed on the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) listing of accredited universities. Additionally, California Miramar University is an actively accredited institutional member of CHEA.CHEA is a private nonprofit national organization that coordinates accreditation activity in the United States. CHEA — a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation — is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities. Institutional membership is limited to accredited colleges and universities. To learn more, please visit: the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Approved for the provision of VA benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and the Yellow Ribbon Program for qualifying individuals, California Miramar University stands as a steadfast supporter of the military community. With a specialized team devoted to assisting our military students, we prioritize the understanding of each individual’s entitled tuition benefits. Through a collaborative effort with VA counselors, we guarantee the successful completion of degree and certificate programs for our dedicated students.

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U.S. Department of Education

California Miramar University has received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to provide Federal Student Aid. Our dedicated team is here to assist you in navigating the submission of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, ensuring a seamless process for applying for federal student aid grants and loans. We will also match you with our qualifying programs. The amount of financial aid awarded is contingent upon your income and demonstrated need, and we are committed to guiding you through this step-by-step journey.

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