Accreditation & Approvals

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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.

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

California Miramar University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Associate, Bachelor and Masters degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is listed as a federally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is also a recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). While CMU’s Doctor of Business Administration / DBA program is approved through ACICS, the Department of Education and the Council of Higher Education Accreditation only recognizes ACICS’ scope of accreditation through the Master’s degree level. Therefore, the US Department of Education and the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) do not recognize this doctoral program.

About 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 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, Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, Phone: 916.574.7774. Website: http://www.bppe.ca.gov

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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