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Accreditation and Approval

California Aeronautical University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 1350 Eye Street, NW, Suite 560, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 336-6780, to award diplomas, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees.  The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

California Aeronautical University’s approval to operate in the State of California as a private postsecondary institution is based on the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8), which is effective January 1, 2010. California Aeronautical University under section 94802(a) of CPPEA, will by operation of law, be approved until December 31, 2023. The Act is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, under the Department of Consumer Affairs. The Bureau can be reached at 1747 N. Market Boulevard, Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95834, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or local (916) 574-8900 or by fax (916) 263-1897.

Alcohol and Drug Prevention Policy

California Aeronautical University has developed an Alcohol and Drug Prevention Policy to comply with the requirements set forth by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports

Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy

CAU is committed to providing an environment free of unlawful harassment or discrimination. In support of this commitment, the University has created an Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy.

Training materials used to train Title IX personnel:

Students, Employees and CAU Community members who believe they have experienced or witnessed discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence, should notify the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is:

CoordinatorEmail AddressPhone NumberPhysical Address
Andrea Georges
Title IX Coordinator
Andreag@calaero.edu(661)615-59151450 Boughton Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or, CARES Act, was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump on March 27th, 2020. This bill allotted $2.2 trillion to provide fast and direct economic aid to the American people negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of that money, approximately $14 billion was given to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF.

The US Department of Education has made available emergency grants to student of institutions, including California Aeronautical University, who need financial support for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. These are grant funds and are considered the CARES Student Portion and more information is below. The US Department of Education has also distributed an Institutional portion to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. Details of this funding and expenditures are below.

CARES Students Portion

California Aeronautical University (CAU) received over $147 thousand to allocate to students. The University has provided emergency aid funds and other resources to ensure eligible students enrolled receive support during this period of uncertainty

CARES Act Eligibility and Distribution of Student Funds as of 5/20/2020
CARES Act Eligibility and Distribution of Student Funds as of 9/30/2020, dated 10/21/2020
CARES Act Eligibility and Distribution of Student Funds as of 12/31/2020

CARES Institutional Portion

The CARES Act also provided institutions of higher education funding to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. The University has completed the following Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reports:

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting Under CARES Act – Quarter End December 31, 2020


The California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (CPPEA) requires institutions to provide the following documents on their website.

Annual Report

Visit the CAU catalog page to download the current catalog and catalog addendum.

School Performance Fact Sheets


This is the data reported to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.

Performance Information Disclosure - Bakersfield
Performance Information Disclosure - Arizona


California Aeronautical University does not discriminate against individuals with a disability. Qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation request to allow full participation in academic or student activities, including applications for admission and financial aid. Qualified individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation should speak with the University President or Director of Education.


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