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Institutional Recognition

Full California State Institutional Approval

William Carey International University was founded in 1977 and awarded its first degrees in 1979 under authorization of the State of California. William Carey International University is licensed to operate by the State of California. After a thorough State-supervised review, WCIU was granted the further status of Institutional Approval in January 1987 to grant M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The State's most recent inspection was Janurary 4, 2013.

WCIU is a private institution, approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in International Development. This means that WCIU operates in compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, but does not imply the endorsement or recommendation of the Bureau.

William Carey International University’s degree programs are not accredited. A degree program that is unaccredited or a degree from an unaccredited institution is not recognized for some employment positions, including, but not limited to, positions with the State of California. A student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is not eligible for federal financial aid programs.

Please see the Bureau's website for more information: http://www.bppe.ca.gov/