Kingston University is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a non-profit organization which acts as the national policy center and clearing house on accreditation for the entire higher education community throughout the U.S.A. Its main mission is to promote academic quality.
Kingston University is a private institution approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
Student may access the Bureau's internet web site for Kingston University's approval at https://app.dca.ca.gov/bppe/view-voc-names.asp?schlname=Kingston+University&Submit=Search.
The programs Kingston University is approved to operate by BPPE can be found at the Bureau's internet web site at https://app.dca.ca.gov/bppe/view-school.asp?schlcode=1941731.
Any questions a student may have regarding the school catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to: Bureau for Private Postecondry Education
"NOTICE TO PROSEPCTIVE DEGREE PROGRAM STUDENTS"
California Education Code (CEC) §94897(p) requires Kingston University to disclose to prospective students prior to enrollment that Kingston University and its degree and certificate programs are unaccredited, and any known limitations of the degree, including all of the following:
1. A graduate of the degree program may be ineligible to sit for applicable licensure exam in California and other states. Graduates from Kingston University’s Master of Science in Oriental Medicine are eligible to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensure Exam.
2. 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.
3. A student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is not eligible for federal financial aid programs. Kingston University does not currently participate in any federal financial assistance programs. The University does not provide financial aid to students.
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review the catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling toll-free 1-888-370-7589 or by completing complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's Internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.
Program Approvals and Recognitions
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine Program
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine Program Students graduated from the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine are eligible to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensure Exam. Contact information of the Acupuncture Boards is as follows:
Massage Therapy Program California Massage Therapy council certified graduates of Kingston University who completed massage therapy training programs of 600 hours or higher as Certified Massage Therapist since September 2009. The University has been maintaining a good standing by complying with all applicalbe lasw and regulations and is currently seeking approval by CAMTC under the Massage Therapy Act approved in September 2014. The University will disclose its new CAMTC School Approval Code once available. The contact information of the Council is as follows:
Kingston University is an Assigned School (Code: 490019-05) by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworks (NCBTMB). Graduates of the Massage Technician 1000-hour Training Program will be eligible to sit for the Board Certification Exam. Future information can be obtained by contacting NCBTMB listed below:
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworks
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS The University is affiliated with American Massage Association (AMTA) as a member of its Council of Schools (COS) and adheres to AMTA's national standards for Massage Therapists established by the association. AMTA's contact information is as follows:
STUDENT AND EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM (SEVP) Kingston University is authorized under the Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant students and issue Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) to international students under F-1 or M-1 visa status.