Accreditation & Approvals
California Miramar University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
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.
ACICS currently accredits more than 900 institutions throughout the United States and more than a dozen foreign countries enrolling over 800,000 students.
Founded in 1912, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is one of the most respected and longest established national accreditor of academic institutions in the United States. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
ACICS Mission Statement
The mission of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is to advance educational excellence at independent, nonpublic career schools, colleges, and organizations in the United States and abroad. This is achieved through a deliberate and thorough accreditation process of quality assurance and enhancement as well as ethical business and educational practice.
ACICS Value Statement
ACICS is committed to the importance of a quality educational experience for all students.
Doctor of Business Administration / DBA Program
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.
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.
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.