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About California Coast University

California Coast University (CCU) was founded in 1973 to meet the needs of professional men and women from all areas of business, industry and education. CCU offered distance learning undergraduate and graduate degree programs to working adults who were unable to advance their education in the traditional classroom setting. Since then, CCU continues to offer a solution to working adults looking to earn a degree with high quality and affordable online programs. It is our goal to provide a learning environment that is valuable both personally and professionally to our students.

California Coast University offers high quality programs at an affordable rate. CCU's tuition is based on a cost per unit of credit.

Online Learning at CCU

The programs offered at California Coast University are 100% online. We understand that it can be difficult to balance the responsibilities of life while pursuing your education so we encourage you to earn your degree at your own pace. You can start a program at a time that’s best for your schedule and complete whenever you are able. With a variety of certificates available and degrees offered at the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s levels, you can advance your education in the area that interests you. California Coast University offers programs in the following schools:

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Why California Coast University?


California Coast University is fully accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)


Our programs are self-paced and offered 100% online, allowing you to earn your degree on your time.


Cost should not hold you back from earning your degree. We will work with you to set up an interest-free payment plan starting as low as $100/month.