Information for Former Coleman University Students

Coleman University ceased academic  operations on August 5, 2018

About Coleman University Closure


Coleman University learned in late June 2018 that the Western Association of Colleges and Universities Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) denied our petition for Initial Accreditation. We received the formal Commission Action Letter on July 18, 2018. 

Losing our bid for regional accreditation placed the financial sustainability of the University in question. The Board of Trustees and Management sought alternate forms of financial support to keep the school open. Finally, after exhausting all feasible resources, the decision was made to discontinue operations on August 5, 2018.

Since 1963, Coleman University has had an enviable record of educating non-traditional students for technology-focused careers. The University enjoyed an above average degree completion rate and an exceptional placement rate for its graduates. Without our dedicated faculty and staff, this would not have been possible. We are very thankful for the support the University has received from the San Diego community, and we are proud that we have graduated and changed the lives of nearly 10,000 students over our long history. 

However, declining enrollment over the last five years has taken its toll. Many factors outside of the University’s control contributed to this decline. While we stemmed the downward trend in 2018, meaningful enrollment growth is nearly impossible without regional accreditation in the current higher education landscape.  Coleman was accredited by the  Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) for over 50 years and through the last day of classes.

This website has information intended to help you, our former students through this difficult transition period. 


Norbert J. Kubilus, CCP MBCS

President & CEO

September 2018