Approval & Accreditation

California Arts University is a private non-profit institution and is licensed and approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Post secondary Education. Approval to operate by the bureau means in compliance with the standards set forth by the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009. 
The Bureau’s website can be accessed here☞
School Code #: 66695760
Site Type: Main

California Arts University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail:] having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category III institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 16, 2019. The TRACS Accreditation Commission at its meeting on November 4, 2019, approved the Substantive Change Proposal for California Arts University (CAU). Approval of this change means that CAU is now a Category lV institution, approved to offer doctorate degrees. The reaffirmation was granted on April 22, 2024 and this status is effective January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2033. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDOE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

California Arts University is approved by the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS to accept and enroll foreign students and to issue I-20 to foreign students through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System or SEVIS.
School Code:
California Arts University LOS214F56886000
California Arts University-Los Angeles LOS214F56886001

California Arts University is currently in the Database of Institutions Accredited by Recognized U.S. Accrediting Organizations. CAU is accredited by TRACS, which is national accreditation agency and is recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Click here for verification.

U.S. Department of Education
California Arts University is currently in the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs that are recognized by U.S. Department of Education. Click here for verification.