California Coast University Accreditation

California Coast University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. To view CCU’s current accreditation status, as listed by the U.S. Department of Education, click here.

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Distance Ecucation Accrediting Commission logoCalifornia Coast University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) (formerly the Distance Education and Training Council - DETC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1926 that operates as an institutional accreditor of distance education institutions. Accreditation by DEAC covers all distance education activities within an institution and it provides accreditation from the secondary school level through professional doctoral degree-granting institutions. DEAC's geographic area of accreditation activities includes all states within the United States and international locations.

“Education is everything and the more people we can reach with quality education the more we can improve and advance the lives of others.” - Dr. Leah Matthews, DEAC Executive Director

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 808
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 234-5100
Fax: (202) 332-1386
[email protected]

DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public

BPPE LogoBureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) of the State of California

California Coast University holds Institutional Approval by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) of the State of California. Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009 and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
1747 North Market, Suite 225
Sacramento, CA 95834
Toll free phone number: (888) 370-7589
Fax: (916) 263-1897

Council for Higher Education Accreditation logoThe Distance Education Accrediting Commision is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a private nonprofit national organization that coordinates accreditation activity in the United States. It carries forward a long tradition that recognition of accrediting organizations should be a key strategy to ensure quality, accountability, and improvement in higher education. Recognition by CHEA affirms that standards and processes of accrediting organizations are consistent with quality, improvement, and accountability expectations that CHEA has established.

Other Professional and Academic Affiliations and Listings

  • Alliance of Private Postsecondary Approved Institutions
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions (AACRAO)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC)
  • Higher Education Directory (HED)
  • Higher Education Transfer Alliance (HETA)
  • National Association of Veteran's Program Administrators (NAVPA)
  • National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
  • National College Credit Recommendation Service (CCRS)
  • National Society for Experiential Education
  • United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • United States Department of Education (USDoE)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
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