california health sciences university
accreditation & Licensing
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
The California Health Sciences University is a private institution that is approved to operate as such by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. “Approval to Operate” means that California Health Sciences University is in compliance with state standards as set forth in CEC94897 (1).
Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, California, 95833, http://www.bppe.ca.gov/, Phone: (888) 370-7589 or (916) 431-6959 or Fax: (916)263-1897.
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 http://www.bppe.ca.gov.
For more information, contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at (916) 431-6959, or toll-free (888) 370-7589, or visit its website at www.bppe.ca.gov.
- Approved Educational Program List May 31, 2023
- CHSU Complaints Concerning Approval to Operate or Accreditation Standards Policy
BPPE School Performance Fact Sheets
All private postsecondary educational institutions that received an approval to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) are required to complete a School Performance Fact Sheet (SPFS) annually for each educational program to provide prospective students with a reasonable perspective on the performance of the institution in graduating students and providing an education that leads to licensure and/or employment. CHSU’s annual School Performance Fact Sheets for the College of Pharmacy and College of Osteopathic Medicine are listed below.
BPPE Annual Report
All private postsecondary educational institutions are required by California Education Code (CEC94934) to submit an Annual Report to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The report includes specific information related to the educational programs offered by the institution, including program costs, graduation rates, and post-graduation job placement rates so that consumers can make an informed decision when selecting a private postsecondary education institution. BPPE annual reports for CHSU are listed below:
WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
California Health Sciences University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.
California Health Sciences University (CHSU) can enroll students in the CHSU College of Biosciences and Health Professions Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program under its institutional WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accreditation.
- WSCUC Final Commission Action Letter for CHSU Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program April 2023
- Official record of action taken concerning CHSU by WSCUC at its meeting February 14, 2020
- Official record of action taken concerning CHSU by the WSCUC at Executive Committee meeting on January 14, 2019
- Official record of action taken concerning CHSU by the WSCUC at its meeting on June 27-29, 2018.
- A Substantive change to operate a College of Osteopathic Medicine was approved in January 2018.
- 2017 Seeking Accreditation Visit 2
- CHSU Complaints Concerning Approval to Operate or Accreditation Standards Policy
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
February 2022 – Accreditation status regarding CHSU’s 3-Year Doctor of Pharmacy Program Precandidate Status Application
California Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy’s 3-Year Doctor of Pharmacy program has been denied precandidate status. The next opportunity for ACPE to consider the program’s accreditation status is during the June 15-17, 2022, meeting of the ACPE Board of Directors. For an explanation of the ACPE accreditation process, consult the Office of the Dean or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60603, 312-644-3575; FAX 866-228-2631; website www.acpe-accredit.org.
California Health Sciences University has decided to suspend the launch of a more rigorous, 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy program. For more information, please view the press release.
Granting of Precandidate status brings no rights or privileges of accreditation as associated with either candidate status or accredited status. Precandidate status indicates only that planning has taken into account ACPE standards and guidelines and suggests reasonable assurance of moving to the next step, that of Candidate status. Since Precandidate status does not create any rights of accreditation under the ACPE standards, it is the opinion of ACPE that graduates of programs of Colleges or Schools of Pharmacy that bear Precandidate status do not meet the educational requirements for licensure.
With respect to clarification of the meaning of Candidate status, graduates of a program so designed would, in the opinion of ACPE, have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from an accredited program. The Candidate status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans within a defined time period. It should be underscored, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules. Should Candidate status be awarded to a program, ACPE would, however, make its position known and make recommendations consistent with that position.
Accreditation status regarding the 4-Year Doctor of Pharmacy Program for Classes enrolled between 2021-2024
The California Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy’s 4-Year Doctor of Pharmacy program has had its preaccreditation status withdrawn by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX, 866/228-2631, website www.acpe-accredit.org, for issues of non-compliance with the following standards: Standard No. 8: Organization and Governance, Standard No 18: Faculty and Staff – Quantitative Factors, and Standard No. 22: Practice Facilities. For an explanation of withdrawal of the program’s status, consult the Office of the Dean or ACPE. In cooperation with ACPE, the College is implementing a teach-out plan that will afford currently enrolled students in the Classes of 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 the same rights and privileges as graduates from a program holding ACPE Candidate status.
Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)
May 29, 2020— The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its April 23-25, 2020 meeting. California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Clovis, CA) – successful completion of final pre-accreditation operations site visit and review; granted pre-accreditation status. https://osteopathic.org/2020/05/29/accreditation-decisions-for-colleges-of-osteopathic-medicine-14/
The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) accredits osteopathic medical education programs leading to the DO degree in the United States (programmatic accreditation). By assessing the compliance of osteopathic medical education programs based on the nationally accepted standards of the COCA, we serve the interests of the public and of the students enrolled in our Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COMs). To achieve and maintain accreditation, an osteopathic medical education program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree must meet the standards found on the COCA website.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the COCA by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the COCA’s Website https://osteopathic.org/accreditation/accreditation-guidelines/