California Coast University was founded in 1973 to meet the needs of professional men and women from all areas of business, industry, and education whose geographic, professional, or personal time limitations kept them from completing their education. Originally, the University’s goal was to offer distance learning undergraduate and graduate degree programs to working adults who were looking for a realistic method for completing their education without returning to the traditional classroom setting. That continues to be our goal today, as we support new generations of students to reach their educational goals.
California Coast University’s mission is to offer quality distance learning and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs to self-directed, mid-career adults, utilizing a combination of distance learning and correspondence methodologies. California Coast University is committed to meeting the needs of qualified, highly motivated, independent students whose geographic, professional or personal time constraints keep them from completing their education in traditional, on-campus education programs.