California Pacific University

Distance / online

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    • California Pacific University is a state-approved distance learning school located in Pinole, California, near San Francisco. It was founded in 1976 to provide alternative educational programs for adults wishing to obtain bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in the areas of business administration and management.

      California Pacific University was the first collegiate institution to be approved under the qualitative standards mandated by the State of California Educational Reform Act of 1977. Moreover, it was the first institution approved by the State of California to offer academic degree programs by distance study without residency requirements. The University's Master of Arts (MA) in Management and Human Behavior is California's oldest California State Approved distance learning degree program. Students are enrolled in programs designed for the achievement of personal, professional, and career goals.

      California Pacific University is approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. California Pacific is not, however, accredited by any higher education accreditation organization recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. California Pacific University appears on the current California Postsecondary Education Commission list of state-approved institutions.