The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau) came into existence on January 1, 2010, following passage of Assembly Bill 48, known as the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8).
On September 24, 2016, Senate Bill 1192 was chaptered, extending the operation of the Bureau and the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 for four years. The California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 will now be repealed on January 1, 2021.
Bureau Mission Statement
The Bureau protects students and consumers through the oversight of California’s private postsecondary educational institutions by conducting qualitative reviews of educational programs and operating standards, proactively combatting unlicensed activity, impartially resolving student and consumer complaints, and conducting outreach.
Bureau Vision Statement
To be the national leader in regulating private postsecondary institutions and maximizing Californian’s confidence that institutions approved by the Bureau provide a quality education.
Accountability, Consumer Protection, Effectiveness, Quality, Integrity, Transparency, and Consistency.
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