California Coast University is a distance learning based, private University established in 1973 and located in Santa Ana, CA. The University has approximately 8,000 students enrolled into its degree programs. The primary areas of study for both graduate and undergraduate students are Education, Business, Psychology, and Management. CCU received accreditation from the Distance Education and Training Council in 2005, and is also acknowledged by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. In January of 2010 CCU received accreditation for their Ph.D. programs and they have also been approved to offer Educational Doctorate Degrees. California Coast is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, which is an organization dedicated to serving its members through online workshops, online trainings, leadership training, and academic and enrollment services for over two-thousand Universities world wide. The mission of California Coast University is to assist intelligent, motivated individuals whose physical location, and work or family obligations limit their ability to attend on-campus courses but who would like to move up in their established fields or obtain entry-level work in a new field.
According to students who have attended this University there are several reasons to take this educational route. Flexibility is one of the primary reasons, and so is low tuition with payment plan options starting at one-hundred dollars a month. Students have access to a textbook lending library, which can help to ease the financial burden associated with a higher education. CCU offers course completion set at a personal pace, they accept academic credit transfers from many other Universities, and they have accessible faculty willing to assist students as they need it. There are also discounts for staff and their immediate families.
The School of Administration and Management at California Coast University offers the following degree programs: Associate of Science in Business Administration, Business Marketing, and Health Care Administration, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Business Marketing, Health Care Administration, and Management, and a Master of Science in Management. They offer a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Management and Business Marketing. The School of Behavioral Science offers as Associate of Science, a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in the field of Psychology. The School of Education has two Master Degrees in Education, one in Curriculum and Instruction and the other in Administration. There are three doctorate degrees awarded, in Educational Administration, Organizational Leadership, and Educational Psychology. The School of Criminal Justice offers an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice as well as a Bachelor of Science in the same area.
The University offers a rare tuition payment plan program to assist students in attending, there is a Plan A with an initial payment of $500, followed by $100 monthly payments, and then a Plan B with a $300 deposit and then monthly payments of $125. There is also tuition assistance through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support Catalog of Nationally Accredited Distance Learning Programs. This assists military families and veterans to pay their tuition. Other resources are available as well, and you are encouraged to contact that school’s administration to create the best way to finance your education.