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California Pacific University


California Pacific University is approved by The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (www.bppe.ca.gov) 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.

Any questions a student or any member of the public may have regarding California Pacific University that has not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Dr., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA  95833,  Phone (916) 431-6959  Fax (916) 263-1897.

California Pacific University offers graduate degree programs which may not meet every requirement for professional employment.  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, California Pacific University does not guarantee the employment of its graduates.

The success of California Pacific University graduates can attest to its unique educational mission and training.  For instance, one graduate with a DBA recently received a promotion in the United States Navy as a result of his degree achievement.  After graduating from the American War College, the California Pacific University alumnus enrolled and finished his doctorate and was recognized by naval superiors for promotion.  Other California Pacific University students have already achieved advanced doctoral degrees elsewhere, but find the flexibility and affordable California Pacific University tuition attractive enough to pursue other graduate degrees.  A West Point CEO graduate with a PhD recently sold his company and enrolled in an MBA program to fulfill his personal and professional ambition and needs.  California Pacific University is the institution for learners with a purpose, who desire affordable education and quality learning experience.