B.P.P.E. Approved School


Under the provisions of the California Private Post-Secondary Education Act of 2009, the State of California has created within its Department of Consumer Affairs (D.C.A.) a Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education (B.P.P.E.) which oversees the 1,500 private post secondary institutions of learning in California attended by more than 400,000 Californians.

The legislation mandates educational quality standards and operates to prevent deception in the conferring and use of fraudulent or substandard degrees. Westcliff University is fully compliant to the requirements set forth in California Private Post-secondary Education Act of 2009. The University has received approval and authorization from theB.P.P.E. to offer academic degree and certificate programs to the public.

The university has been inspected and given approval to operate under Article 6, paragraph 94885 of the Act. It also conducts internal self-assessments for insuring adherence to the Act’s requirements to offer a quality educational opportunity for its students.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone: (916) 431-6959
Toll Free: (888) 370-7589
Main Fax: (916) 263-1897

Web site:

Annual Reports

An Annual Report must be filed with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau) by each approved institution pursuant to California Education Code (CEC) section 94934. The Institution reports the required aggregate information for all locations (main and all branches). In addition to the Annual Report, each Institution is required to submit a Performance Fact Sheet and the school catalog.

The Bureau publishes the information provided in the links below as it was submitted by the institution, and does not endorse, recommend, or favor any institution whose information is published or provided.

Disclaimer of Liability
The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education shall not be held liable for any inaccurate, altered, delayed, omitted, or misleading information, or any improper or incorrect use of the information published or provided herein, and assumes no responsibility for anyone’s use of the information on any theory of liability.

Disclaimer: Links
The Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages that reference, or that are referenced by, this website. The user specifically acknowledges that the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education is not liable for any defamatory, offensive, misleading or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.

Links from this site to other sites, do not constitute an endorsement by the Department of Consumer Affairs, and are for convenience only. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites.

When you use a link to connect to another site, you are no longer on the Department of Consumer Affairs’, and/or its constituent Boards’ or Bureaus’ web sites and are subject to the privacy policies and other practices of the new site. The Department of Consumer Affairs and/or its Board or Bureaus has no control over and is not responsible for the information, practices or content of these or any other sites and your participation in promotions or services of any kind with any third party found on or though this site, or your correspondence or business dealings of any kind with any third party found on or through this site are solely between you and that third party.

The Department of Consumer Affairs and/or its Boards or Bureaus does not, by way of its links to other sites, endorse, adopt, recommend, promote or support products, positions, statements made or taken by parties controlling the other sites.

Choice of Law
Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of California.

Please note that this is the most up-to-date data since BPPE 2018 report is not due until November 30th, 2019

For more information on the School Performance Fact Sheet, click here.

For BPPE Institutions Annual Report for 2017 , click here.