California College San Diego IS AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION
OUR COMMITMENT TO TRUST, HONESTY, FAIRNESS, AND CONSISTENCY
To ensure quality of education and operations, colleges and universities are measured against standards of accreditation. Accrediting agencies regularly assess colleges in areas such as accountability, integrity, communication, and ongoing improvement. These agencies make sure that the colleges they oversee continuously provide high standards of education.
California College San Diego is currently on academic probation. What does this mean? When an accrediting body who oversees standards at institutions believes that the institution is not in compliance with accreditation standards or other requirements, the accrediting body may, at its discretion, place a school on probation.
Affiliated Colleges Accreditation Status
Independence University (“IU”), and Stevens-Henager College (“SHC”) operated by Center for Excellence in Higher Education (“CEHE”) are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (“ACCSC”). In 2018, ACCSC placed CEHE’s colleges on probation1 due to concerns over adherence to portions of ACCSC’s Standards, including that some programs at CEHE’s colleges had not consistently met the annual ACCSC cohort benchmark graduation rates.
During the period of probation, CEHE believes that it has satisfactorily addressed the items listed in the ACCSC probation - including implementing several strategies that have significantly improved current cohort graduation rates to a level that is forecasted to meet the ACCSC benchmarks for all programs. However, recently CEHE received notice that ACCSC has voted to withdraw accreditation for some of CEHE’s colleges, including IU and Stevens-Henager College.
Immediately upon receipt of the notice, CEHE filed a Notice of Intent to Appeal with ACCSC. It is important to note that under ACCSC rules, a college’s accreditation remains in place during the entirety of the appeals process.
- Since the probation began, CEHE provided prospective students with a notice of the ACCSC probation prior to the student’s enrollment into one of CEHE colleges.
ACCREDITING COMMISSION OF CAREER SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
California College San Diego is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC is an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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RESPIRATORY THERAPY PROGRAM ACCREDITATION
The Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy offered at the California College San Diego main campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.
RT Accredited Programs Outcomes
WE ARE AN ACCREDITED, NONPROFIT COLLEGE
OUR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
California College San Diego is uniquely set up to help you achieve your career goals. Our accreditation and our nonprofit status help us provide you with the quality, career-focused education you demand.
Nonprofit: What It Means
Simply put, nonprofit means that we put our students first, not our revenues. We regularly invest in new training, new resources, and new technology to deliver an education that works for you.
Accredited: What It Means
In short, choosing an accredited college means choosing a college that’s held to high standards of academic honesty, quality, and integrity. It means choosing a school that deserves your trust.
For military veterans who are eligible for the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® and whose fees exceed the annual cap, the Department of Veteran Affairs will cover half of your remaining tuition and fees for the fiscal year. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
California College San Diego and DANTES will assist you to see if any of your military experience qualifies you to receive college credit. If you have qualifying credits from previous college attendance or qualifying military experience, you could save up to 75% of the time and cost of your associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
This benefit provides educational assistance to active-duty servicemember spouses who are pursuing an associate’s degree or completing a certificate program. If eligible, you could qualify for a lifetime limit of up to $4,000, with a maximum of $2,000 per fiscal year of the Department of Defense (Oct. 1–Sept. 30).
MORE ABOUT ACCREDITATION
California College San Diego is committed to ethics, honesty, trust, consistency, and fairness. These traits are the cornerstone of our integrity, and this integrity allows us to keep our accredited status. In addition, we believe in the accountability of our staff and faculty to higher education in general and to the public. With a degree from California College San Diego, our students can feel confident about their accomplishments and credentials.
In order to evaluate an institution’s quality of education, accrediting agencies compare colleges and universities against certain standards of excellence. California College San Diego is honored to be accredited by the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges). Accrediting agencies periodically examine institutions in important categories such as communication, integrity, continuous improvement, and accountability. The goal of accrediting agencies is to ensure that the colleges and universities under their supervision uphold high educational standards.