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About the University

California Intercontinental University (CALUNIVERSITY is a trademarked brandname) is an online distance education institution of higher learning dedicated to the study of Business Administration and Management that promotes quality learning, critical thinking, and the discovery of new knowledge for the benefit of diverse business communities. We strive to admit motivated and committed students who, through their academic accomplishments, will become successful business managers, executives, leaders, researchers, and consultants.

We are a student-centered institution that adheres to the highest principles of integrity, ethical standards, fairness, and academic excellence in online education. The CALUNIVERSITY purpose is to promote and support innovative online educational opportunities through distance study, critical research, and quality service to students.

Success Indicators

  • 2011 Average Completion / Graduation Rate for Students: 72%
  • Percentage of Students Surveyed Who Responded that they:
  • Achieved their learning goals: 93%
  • Were satisfied with their studies: 95%

Student Demographic Profile

  • Age Range: Mid-life Adults
  • Program Enrollment:
  • Doctorate program: 64%
  • Master program: 22%
  • Bachelor program: 14%
  • Geographic Location: 81% of students are US residents
  • The remaining 19% are international students
  • The majority of our students are studying part-time.


Built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, California Intercontinental University has evolved from its early years.

In 2003, California Intercontinental University was incorporated in the State of California and started its initial operations. In 2005, the CIU received California State Approval to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 2009, CIU was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and it is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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California Intercontinental University
17310 Red Hill Ave. #200 Irvine, CA 92614




California Intercontinental University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).