Accreditation


PSU is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.  Doctoral level programs offered at Pacific States University have been reviewed for quality and integrity by ACICS; however, ACICS does not currently have recognition from the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit programs at the doctoral level. The scope of ACICS’s recognition for financial aid purposes extends through the master’s degree level only. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education.  The ACICS address:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
750 First Street, NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002-4243
Tel: (202) 336-6780  Fax: (202) 842-2593  
http://www.acics.org

Please note: While the PSU Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) program is approved through ACICS, the U. S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation only recognize ACICS’ scope of accreditation through the Master’s degree level.


PSU is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a non-profit organization which acts as the national policy center and clearing house on accreditation for the entire higher education community throughout the U.S.A. Its main mission is to promote academic quality.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 955-6126   Fax: (202) 955-6129
http://www.chea.org


PSU is a private non-profit educational institution licensed and approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) as a part of the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to provide the following degree and non-degree programs: Associate of Arts in Beauty Management, Bachelor of Business Administration; Master of Business Administration; Doctor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems; Master of Science in Computer Science; Master of Science in Information Systems; Accounting Certificate; and English as a Second Language.  “Approval to operate” means the institution meets the minimum CA State requirements. The BPPE address is: 

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
2535 Capitol Oaks Dr. Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
Tel: (916) 431-6959 Fax: (916) 263-1897
http://www.bppe.ca.gov

Mailing Address:
BPPE
P.O. 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818 

“A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.”

PSU is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students (F-1).

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Tel: (866) 347-2423   www.ice.gov