State Authorization and Licensures



The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has granted WCU-Texas a Certificate of Authorization to offer associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has granted WCU–Los Angeles a Certificate of Authorization to conduct clinical, internship, or field-based educator training in Texas.

Based on the institutional accreditation granted to all WCU campuses by WSCUC, both WCU-Texas and WCU-Los Angeles have demonstrated they qualify for an exemption pursuant to the Texas Education Code, and the THECB rules, from some, but not all, regulations. The exemption is included in the certificate of authorization granted to each campus.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

1801 North Congress Avenue, Suite 12.200
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 427-6101


West Coast University is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education. 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.  All California campus locations are approved to operate under this authorization by the BPPE. In addition, the West Coast University Texas Campus is registered with the BPPE as an Out-of-State Institution.

The University has no pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, or has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11U.SC. Sec. 1101 et seq.).

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this 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.

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 1747 N. Market Blvd. Ste 225 Sacramento, CA 95834,, (888) 370- 7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's internet web site (

The Office of Student Assistance and Relief is available to support prospective students, current students, or past students of private postsecondary educational institutions in making informed decisions, understanding their rights, and navigating available services and relief options. The office may be reached by calling (888) 370-7589 or by visiting


West Coast University Florida campus is a private institution licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License #5014.

Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 244-6684.

Other States (Distance Education)

West Coast University enrolls students in distance education programs for didactic and/or clinical education programs in select states where it has obtained authorization or authorization is not required. Students not residing in a state listed in the catalog are not eligible to engage in distance education. Note that a didactic program is offered all online and has no in-person training required. A clinical program requires some type of in-person training. There may be limits on clinical program enrollment in some states, please check with your admissions advisor.

Arizona - didactic and clinical

Colorado – didactic only

Hawaii - didactic and clinical

Idaho – didactic only

Louisiana – didactic only

Missouri – didactic only

Nevada – didactic only

New Jersey – didactic only

Ohio – didactic only

Oklahoma – didactic only

Pennsylvania – didactic only

South Carolina – didactic and clinical

South Dakota – didactic and clinical

Tennessee – didactic only

Vermont – didactic and clinical

West Virginia – didactic only