Accreditation & Approvals



  CALUMS is a private institution and is licensed to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) of the State of California. An approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act 2009.

 Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to:


Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Physical Address: 1747 North Market, Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95834

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 980818, W. Sacramento, CA 95798-0818


Tel: (916) 574-8900 or (888) 370-7589,

Fax: (916) 263-1897

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

This institution is provisionally approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer this degree program, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by (date two years from date of provisional approval), and full accreditation by (date five years from date of provisional approval).

 If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

 An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.

 A degree program that is unaccredited or a degree from an unaccredited institution is not recognized for some employment positions, including, but not limited to, positions with the State of California.

 A student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is not eligible for federal financial aid programs.

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

 A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for PrivatePostsecondary Education by calling 1-888- 370-7589, or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet Web site – www.


California University of Management and Sciences is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24511; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail:], having been awarded Candidate Status as a Category III institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on October 24, 2023. This status is effective as of July 1, 2023, and is good for a period of up to five years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

CalUMS is authorized by U.S. federal laws to enroll non-immigrant foreign students and to issue Certificates of Eligibility (I-20) enabling students to enter the U.S. with a student visa (F-1). 


Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

500 12th Street, SW Stop 5600
Washington, D.C. 20536-5600
Phone:(703) 603-3400