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Accreditation

Calbright is applying for accreditation and ahead of schedule

Calbright College is a public higher education institution authorized by the State of California. As no new college is accredited upon its founding, Calbright must go through the application process for federal accreditation from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency. Calbright is required to do so by its founding statutes, and has prioritized reaching it as quickly as possible. We are in in that process now, and ahead of schedule.

Our current goal, which we are on track for, is to complete the accreditation process by the end of 2021, and be fully accredited by the end of 2023.

Once Calbright is accredited, our students will have access to federal and state student aid. Pell Grants and Cal Grants can help working adults pay for childcare and limit the number of jobs they have to work, so they can afford to spend time on coursework and make more progress towards completion. Accreditation also opens the door to new funding sources for Calbright itself.