Accreditation & Approvals

California Miramar University is currently accredited directly by the United States Department of Education.


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.

About the United States Department of Education

California Miramar University currently holds recognized accreditation directly with the United States Department of Education and is permitted to continue to award federal financial aid to its U.S. students who qualify, through June 12th of 2018 by the authority of the Provisional Program Participation Agreement the University signed with the Department of Education in December of 2016.

Additional Accreditation by ACICS

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is one of the longest established national accreditors of academic institutions in the United States. ACICS is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), but as of December 12, 2016 ACICS is no longer recognized by the United States Department of Education (DoE).

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, Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, Phone: 916.574.7774. 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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