Southern California University of Health Sciences

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Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is private higher education institution of complementary and alternative medicine. The school was founded in 1911 and is located in Whittier, California.

The university comprises several autonomous yet interdependent academic schools and colleges including the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, the College of Acupunture and Oriental Medicine, the Integrated Science Program, the School of Professional Studies, and the University Health Centers.

SCU is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). However, several of the schools programs have special accreditation status. The Doctor of Chiropractic degree offered at SCU is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and is also approved by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

SCU’s Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) degree is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and is also approved by the California Acupuncture Board.

SCU also offers an Ayurvedic practitioner program in cooperation with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.

General Information

16200 East Amber Valley Drive, Whittier, CA 90604

General Phone:(562) 947-8755
Type of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
MA/MS degrees
Doctor’s degree – professional practice (new classification)
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:521 (0 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:6 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $0 $0 $12,200 $12,200 0.00%
Books and Supplies $0 $0 $600 $600 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $0 $0 $12,800 $12,800 0.00%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,856
In-state Student Fees $650
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $8,856
Out-of-state Student Fees $650

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 46 94
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 46 94
Acupuncture and oriental Medicine 46
Chiropractic 94
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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