California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is a privately owned institution established in 2012 that offers a local option for those seeking to attend a pharmacy or medical school to help remedy the shortage of health care services. CHSU is committed to health sciences research and improving the access and delivery of quality health care in the San Joaquin Valley. Currently, CHSU offers a four-year Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program. As of fall 2020, CHSU is no longer accepting applications for the College of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. The PharmD program is currently offering a teach out program for the remaining PharmD students attending CHSU. (For information, please refer to ACPE Accreditation section of this catalog)
The California Health Sciences University Campus is located in Clovis, CA. The campus includes two buildings which house University Administrative offices and the College of Pharmacy. The University Administrative offices are located at 120 N. Clovis Avenue. Classes for Pharmacy students are held at 120 N. Clovis Avenue. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is located at 2500 Alluvial Avenue, Clovis, CA. The CHSU website address is: https://chsu.edu.
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 http://www.bppe.ca.gov.
For more information, contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at (916) 431- 6959, or toll- free (888) 370-7589, or visit its website at www.bppe.ca.gov.
School Performance Fact Sheet
In compliance with the California Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, California Health Sciences University provides the following Statements of Fact: The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), as the regulatory body for private postsecondary institutions for the State of California, requires that each institution provide the following information to students, prior to enrollment, as evidence of recognition of the need to address consumer protection:
- Completion rates for each program of instruction;
- Placement rates for each program of instruction;
- License-examination passage rates for any program to which that statistic is applicable;
- Salary or wage information for each career, occupation, trade, job, or job title, as applicable, for which students are prepared.
The data are published on the university website (https://chsu.edu/accreditation/#fact-sheets) and updated annually. This fact sheet is filed with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, placement rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, this fact sheet contains the information as calculated pursuant to state law.
Any questions a student may have regarding this fact sheet that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 1747 North Market, Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95834, http://www.bppe.ca.gov/; Phone: (916) 431-6959; Toll-Free: 888-370-7589; Main Fax: 916- 263-1897
Right to Cancel
A student has the right to cancel their enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of all charges paid through attendance at the first class session or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later, less the maximum nonrefundable two-hundred and fifty dollars ($250) seat deposit. Students who wish to cancel their enrollment agreement must notify the applicable College’s Office of Admissions of the cancellation by email, mail, or in person. If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If the student receives federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the monies not paid from federal financial aid funds.
Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at Our Institution
The transferability of credits you earn at California Health Sciences University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or diploma you earn in your program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits, degree, or diploma that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending California Health Sciences University to determine if your credits, degree, or diploma will transfer.
Notice Concerning Limited English Speakers
The College of Pharmacy and College of Osteopathic Medicine programs are taught entirely in English and fluency is required. If English is not the student’s primary language and the student is unable to understand the terms and conditions of the enrollment agreement, the student shall have the right to obtain a clear explanation of the terms and conditions and all cancellation and refund policies in his or her primary language.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
The Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares graduates for the following United States Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification codes:
- 29-1050 - Pharmacists
- 29-1051 - Pharmacists, Hospitals
- 25-1071 - Pharmacology Professors
- 19-1042 - Research Pharmacologists
- 19-1041 - Pharmacoepidemiologists
The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program prepares graduates for the following United States Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification codes:
- 29-1210 Physicians
- 29-1211 Anesthesiologists
- 29-1212 Cardiologists
- 29-1213 Dermatologists
- 29-1214 Emergency Medicine Physicians
- 29-1215 Family Medicine Physicians
- 29-1216 General Internal Medicine Physicians
- 29-1217 Neurologists
- 29-1218 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- 29-1221 Pediatricians, General
- 29-1222 Physicians, Pathologists
- 29-1223 Psychiatrists
- 29-1224 Radiologists
- 29-1229 Physicians, All Other
- 29-1240 Surgeons
- 29-1241 Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
- 29-1242 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric
- 29-1243 Pediatric Surgeons
- 29-1249 Surgeons, All Other
A degree program that is unaccredited or a degree from an unaccredited institution may not be recognized for some employment positions.
CHSU Financial Disclosure
California Health Sciences University DOES NOT have a pending petition in bankruptcy, nor is the institution operation as a debtor in possession, nor has the institution filed a petition within the last five years, nor has it 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.