Accreditation & Approvals


South Baylo University is a private institution and that it is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) of the State of California. An approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education, Act 2009.

Any questions regarding this information that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oak Drive Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833

Internet website address:
Telephone: (916) 431-6959, Fax number: (916) 263-1897

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

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling 1-888- 370-7589, or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet website: 

South Baylo University, Anaheim, CA, its Los Angeles additional location and its Annandale, VA branch campus are accredited or pre-accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM or Commission). The Commission will conduct a focused review of all locations to determine the institution’s material compliance with Commission standards at the February 2018 Commission meeting. ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347, phone: (952) 212-2434; fax: (952) 657-7068.

South Baylo University in California is approved by the California Acupuncture Board. The Acupuncture Board is located at 444 North 3rd Street, Suite 260, Sacramento, California 95814-0226 Tel: (916) 445-3021, Fax: (916) 445-3015, Website :

Students enrolled in the Master’s and Doctoral Programs may be eligible for student financial assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (Title IV, HEA Programs) and mandated by the United States Secretary of Education of the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Undergraduate degree program is not eligible for financial aid.

The University’s program is approved for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under United States Code Title 38.

The University is authorized by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to process Form 1-20, enabling prospective international students to apply for an F1 Student Visa.

The Acupressure-Tuina program is an unaccredited program. The Federal Financial Aid program is not eligible for students enrolled in an unaccredited program.