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October 5, 2017 (SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) has named California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino as the recipient of the 2017 Policymaker of the Year award. AICCU recognizes Senator Portantino for his continuous and bold support of students attending California’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities and his […]

Thousands of Educators to Gather at California Private, Non-Profit College Campuses for Statewide Summit 10,000 Expected at “Better Together: California Teachers Summit Across 35 Sites  & Featured Keynote by Former Second Lady, Dr. Jill Biden  Sacramento, CA – July 28, 2017. Today, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) co-hosted nearly 10,000 educators for […]

Today, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to his proposed 2017-18 budget. AICCU appreciates the recognition of the important role California’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities play in the higher education landscape, through the permanent repeal of the impending 11.3% cut to the maximum Cal Grant award for California’s neediest students. AICCU campuses are […]

Statement by Kristen F. Soares, President of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities on California Assembly Democrats College Affordability Proposal We applaud the Assembly Democrats for making college affordability a priority for students and the state.  We agree that investing in students is an investment in our future.   We look forward to working […]

Statement by the Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities (AICCU) Regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s January Budget Sacramento, CA – January 10, 2017 – The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) is deeply disappointed Governor Brown chose to pull the trigger on an 11.3% cut to the maximum Cal Grant award to low-income students […]

Each year AICCU publishes a College Guide to California’s Private Nonprofit Colleges and Universities, and the 2016-17 version is now available!  You can download the pdf version or read it online! The College Guide helps counselors, students, and families learn about higher education options offered by the state’s private nonprofit colleges and universities. Contrary to popular […]

AICCU is happy to welcome Columbia College Hollywood as one of its new member of the association. The college joins 77 other California private, nonprofit colleges and universities who are officially members of AICCU. Columbia College Hollywood is a private, nonprofit film school established in 1952 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. The college’s cinematic arts […]

AICCU is proud to have Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) as one of its newest member institutions. SCI-Arc is an independent, non-profit institution offering undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees in architecture. Founded in 1972, the school is well-known – artistically and institutionally – as one of the more avant-garde architecture schools in the country. Located […]

The last Friday of every month AICCU publishes Making a Difference. Each month’s Making a Difference showcases a unique aspect of the sector through the use of research and data. May’s focuses on the history of the Cal Grant award to AICCU students. If you do not receive Making a Difference and would like to, you subscribe at the bottom of aiccu.edu/research-and-publications/making-a-difference

Providence Christian College one of the newest addition AICCU. Providence Christian College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Pasadena, California. Founded in 2005, it is a independent, confessional reformed college with no formal denominational ties. Providence’s mission is to equip students to be firmly grounded in biblical truth, thoroughly educated in the liberal […]

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