Accreditation & Approval

National Accreditation


Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

San Diego Global Knowledge University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), an accreditation agency that is currently not recognized by the US Department of Education.

ACICS accredits more than 100 institutions throughout the United States and several countries worldwide. The mission of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is to advance educational excellence at independent, nonpublic career schools, colleges, and organizations in the United States and abroad.

Please click here or information regarding the US Department of Education’s recent decision to terminate the recognition of ACICS and how it may impact students. As of August 19, 2022, San Diego Global Knowledge University begins a 18-month period for schools currently accredited by ACICS to find another accreditor to continue offering federal student grants, loans, or work-study funds. SDGKU is currently seeking accreditation with another Department of Education-recognized accreditation agency.

California State Approval


San Diego Global Knowledge University is a private institution that is licensed to operate in the State of California by the Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education (BPPE) under School Code 76587244.

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education came into existence on January 1, 2010, following passage of Assembly Bill 48, known as the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8).

The mission of BPPE is to promote and protect the interests of students and consumers: (A) through the effective and efficient oversight of California’s private postsecondary educational institutions, (B) through the promotion of competition that rewards educational quality and employment outcomes, (C) through proactively combating unlicensed activity, and (D) by resolving student complaints in a manner that benefits both the complaining student and future students.