The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) is the only California State Association representing the many diverse kinds of Private Postsecondary Schools in California. CAPPS has a membership of over three hundred institutions including for-profit, non-profit, religious exempt and approved only Institutions. These schools and colleges are Nationally or Regionally accredited or approved by the State of California’s Regulatory Agency, the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to offer educational services. CAPPS mission is to ensure that the needs of the entire sector – from small approved schools to large publicly traded institutions – are met from an educational, policy and business perspective. Since 1985 CAPPS has worked with California Governors, the State Legislature, other elected officials and numerous regulatory agencies that provide oversight to the sector. CAPPS offers strong member services in professional development as well as business and educational advice.
CAPPS also has a strong public relations campaign that has begun to create a new awareness of the Private Postsecondary Sector in California. From a press conference in the Capitol, to letter writing campaigns on legislation, to inspiring stories about our students and the employers that hire them, CAPPS is spreading the word about the excellent things that our sector is doing.
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CAPPS is headquartered in Sacramento, the State Capitol. From there, the CAPPS staff – aided by the CAPPS Lobbyist and General Counsel – support, oppose and influence to the fullest extent possible, the numerous legislative bills, policy directives, regulatory pronouncements and other actions taken by the Government that could impact your institution.
CAPPS has the Independent Coalition of Educators Political Action Committee (ICEPAC) which helps elect those officials who support our sector of Higher Education. CAPPS holds regular fund-raiser and PAC events throughout the year.
CAPPS is the foremost provider of real-time information about what is happening in California with our sector. Whether it is online or live onsite training in important areas such as admissions, financial aid, teacher training or Townhall Meetings designed to provide all schools information and assistance, CAPPS covers it all.
CAPPS Newsletters, Members Only Updates and other communications, many which go only to current CAPPS Members, keeps the misinformation to a minimum and the valuable advice to a maximum.
- CAPPS Hall of Fame STAR Awards
- Memorial Scholarship Recipients
- Norma Ford Financial Aid Professional of the Year
- What is Private Postsecondary Education?
- CAPPS Board of Directors
- CAPPS Executive Director
- CAPPS Memorial Scholarships