Consumer Information

Consumer informationCalifornia Intercontinental University is a distance education institution of higher learning dedicated to the study of Business Administration and Management, which promotes quality learning, critical thinking, and the discovery of new knowledge for the benefit of diverse business communities. We strive to enroll motivated and committed students who, through their academic accomplishments, will become successful business managers, executives, leaders, researchers, and consultants.

We are a student centered institution that adheres to the highest principles of integrity, ethical standards, fairness, and academic excellence. The purpose of California Intercontinental University is to promote and support innovative educational opportunities through distance study, critical research, and quality service to students.

Institution Mission Statement

California Intercontinental University offers relevant, in-demand accredited online programs designed to enhance each student’s professional career. California Intercontinental University is committed to equip the next generation of business professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs with the confidence, qualifications, and competence to succeed in the global business community and economy.

Areas of Special Focus:   Global Business, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Information Technology and Project Management.

Description of Institution

In 2003, California Intercontinental University was incorporated in the State of California and started its initial operations. In 2005, California Intercontinental University received California State Approval to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 2009, California Intercontinental University was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and it is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Graduation Rate, Student Achievement, and Satisfaction Rates

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:

Degree Level Cohort Year
Associates

2018

Bachelors

2015

Masters

2018

Doctorate

2015
*This rate is calculated based on the number of students completing their program within a time period equal to one and a half times (150%) the normal period of time of each degree level. 
Achieved their learning goals in 2021: 98%
Were satisfied with their studies in 2021: 98.3%

Student Body Diversity Information

Section 485(a)(1)(Q) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) requires disclosure of student body diversity to all prospective and enrolled students. Information gathered and presented in the chart was based on the self-disclosures by students.

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE:

2021 Student Body Diversity Information 2

Information accurate as of December, 2021.

Student Performance 2021

Spring 2021 Fall 2021 2022 Goal
Goal
Results
Goal
Results
Goal
Jan 2022 - -In progress

Retention per Semester

93%
91%
93%
90%
93%
Undergraduate Retention Rate
87%
89%
87%
85%
88%
Masters Retention Rate
92%
92%
92%
92%
94%
Doctorate Retention Rate
93%
93%
93%
94%
94%

Attrition (Drop Rate Per Semester)

8%
9%
8%
10%
7%
Undergraduate Drop Rate
12%
11%
12%
15%
12%
Masters Drop Rate
8%
8%
8%
8%
6%
Doctorate Drop Rate
5%
7%
5%
6%
4%

*An academic year is two semesters in length. A semester is composed of 3 terms and each term is 6 weeks in length. For data analysis purposes the academic year is distributed as follows: Spring semester, terms 1, 2, and 3; Fall semester, terms 6, 7, and 8; Summer, terms 4 and 5.

 

*The semester retention rate is the sum of the total number of drop students in 3 terms over the student population counted during the same timeframe. The semester rate per degree level is calculated based on the number of students that dropped in a program(s) vs the number of active students counted at census.

2021 Returning Students Per Semester Spring 2021 Fall 2021
Re-Enrolls
11
*
Re-entries
35
50
Returning Students Total
46
59
Returning Student Percentage Rate
4%
5%
2021 Graduates Per Degree Level (6 Months) Spring 2021 Fall 2021
Associate degree
*
*
Bachelor's degree
*
*
Master's degree
*
*
Doctorate degree
11
39

Total

26
50

* In compliance to the consumer privacy act, numbers that are below 10 will not be published on this website.

 

Section 485(a)(1)(Q) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) requires disclosure of student body diversity to all prospective and enrolled students. Information gathered and presented in the chart was based on the self-disclosures by students.

California Intercontinental University at a Glance

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name of Institution: California Intercontinental University
Address: 2601 Main Street, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92614
Year Founded: 2003
First Accredited: 2009
Next Scheduled Review: 2023
President: Richard Madrigal




ACCREDITATION AND AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) info@deac.org
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-234-5100
Fax: 202-332-1386
Website: www.deac.org

Click here to view DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure Form for the Public

Participation in Funding Programs:

Title IV Federal Student Financial Aid programs for all programs with the exception of the Graduate Certificates

STATE AUTHORIZATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education (BPPE)

1747 North Market, Suite 225

Sacramento, CA 95834

Tel: 1 (888) 370-7589

Website: www.bppe.ca.gov

California Intercontinental University is a private institution licensed to operate by the California Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education. ‘Licensed to operate’ indicates compliance with state standards as set forth in Chapter 94897 of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.

Approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.

Privacy Information

We value your right to information privacy. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student records.

Non-Discrimination Policy

California Intercontinental University prohibits discrimination or harassment that violates the law or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment opportunity, University facility access, or participation in University activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status.

Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, CIU provides reasonable accommodations or services to qualified students with disabilities. For further information, consult the Academic Catalog here.

CA BPPE Annual Report

Click here to view a Copy of the 2020 BPPE Annual Report

Click here to view a Copy of the 2019 – 2020 BPPE Schools Performance Fact Sheets