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California Coast University Program Review

California Coast University has since its inception been dedicated to giving nontraditional students the same resources and education as traditional students, regardless of their background, schedules and busy lifestyles. Mid-career adults are given the chance to pursue degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels to challenge themselves personally and professionally. Through self-directed coursework, students learn to think critically, act with academic integrity, impact their communities by contributing the skills and experience learned at CCU, and to develop into capable leaders at work and at home.

California Coast University was founded in 1973 in Santa Ana, CA, as an academic institution for adults. In 1980, CCU became one of the first private degree-granting schools in California to receive the Full Institutional Approval from the state Department of Education. The school is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). Now able to enroll over 8,000 students, California Coast University continues to help mid-career professionals return to school, earn degrees and certifications, and enhance their opportunities for professional and personal growth.

CCU's School of Administration and Management, Behavioral Science, and Education train students at the Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's levels. Students can major in Psychology, Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Management, Curriculum and Instruction and more. In these programs, students pull from personal and professional experiences to help them understand new trends and skills used in the current marketplace.

CCU's VA Tuition Assistance program awards certain military veterans financial aid, tutoring services and other benefits to help them transition from military service to the professional world.