California Pacific University is approved by The Bureau For Private Postsecondary Education to grant academic degrees under the provisions of California State law. Approval indicates that the University has been visited and reviewed according to specific standards, and that the programs are consistent in quality with curricula offered by appropriate, established institutions.
The University was the first California institution to be Approved under the qualitative standards mandated by the Educational Reform Act of 1977. It was the first institution approved by the State of California to offer degree programs without residency requirements. Thus, the University is the oldest state approved distance learning, degree granting, school in California, and one of the nation’s oldest.
California Pacific University is a private, distance education provider approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. The use of the terms “approved” “approval” “approval to operate” or any variant on such wording means that CPU has met minimum requirements only under California law and should not be taken as an endorsement of this institution, or its programs, by the State of California, or the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
CPU is not accredited, and its programs are not intended for licensure in the state of California, or elsewhere. A degree program that is unaccredited or a degree from an unaccredited institution is not recognized for some employment positions, including, but not limited to, positions with the state of California. Students of CPU will not be eligible to sit for applicable licensure exams in California or any other state. Most professional organizations, societies, states, and licensing jurisdictions have specific requirements for licensure, membership or certification. If licensing or credentialing is an objective, students are advised to first check the standards of their particular states, school districts, professional associations, and agencies for specific license requirements. Further, CPU does not guarantee employment as a result of a degree or degrees earned at this institution.
Please note: We are required to notify you in writing prior to executing an enrollment agreement that although this institution was approved to operate by the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, this institution’s application for reapproval to operate has not been reviewed by the current Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education under current California Law CEC 94802(c).
Also, please note: A student or any member of the public may 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 Internet Website: www.bppe.ca.gov. Further: In requesting program information from this site, you are not required to provide personal contact information in order to obtain enrollment information.