Learn about the status of CHSU-COM's accreditation process.
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.
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.
- 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
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/