Accreditation & Approvals

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.

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).

Visit the DEAC site.

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).

View DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure Form.

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:

A student or any member of the public who has any unanswered questions or complaints may contact and/or file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling Toll Free: 888-370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s web site.

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