Memberships/Accreditation

Accreditation and Teamwork help lead to success

At CIBU we believe that having a good network is an important tool.  We do our best to update ourselves on what our community needs and how we can best serve those needs.  To make that happen, we consistently stay engaged with the Accreditation process and sustain membership in organizations that will help to maintain our high standards.

Educational accreditation serves as a way to ensure the quality of a program or school. Educational institutions, such as CIBU, work with outside organizations to take a detailed look at what they do to make certain high standards are met. Only when those specific and detailed standards are met is accreditation granted by the appropriate agency.

  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)*
  • “Founded in 1912, ACICS is the largest national accrediting organization of degree granting institutions. We accredit professional, technical and occupational programs, and are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.”**
  • The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid. WSCUC is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).






  • California International Business University (CIBU) has formally submitted its eligibility application with WASC Senior College and University Commission.
  • The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid. WSCUC is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

While the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is approved through ACICS, the Council of Higher Education Accreditation only recognizes ACICS’ scope of accreditation through the Master’s degree level. Therefore, the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) does not recognize this doctoral program.

**As of December 12, 2016, ACICS is not currently recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. ACICS is current in a legal challenge over this decision by the U.S Department of Education.






affiliation

  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)