Sierra States University was established in 2002 to provide programs that meet the needs of the immigrant community in the Los Angeles area. Starting from 2014, Sierra States University expanded its vision to serve students not only in the United States of America, but also to serve students globally. Sierra States University specializes in offering its undergraduate and graduate programs under the approval of the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Under the leadership of the Board of Directors, Sierra States University continues to offer an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Business Administration.

BPPE Approval Disclosures

Sierra States University is a private institution and is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). As per the California Education Code § 94897 (l), approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, and the regulations of the CEC section given above. Click here for verification.


Sierra States University is approved by the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS to accept and enroll foreign students and to issue I-20 to foreign students through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System or SEVIS. Click here for verification.


Sierra States University (SSU) is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail: info@tracs.org], having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on October 30, 2018. This status is effective for a period of up to five years.  TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDOE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).


Sierra States University is currently in the Database of Institutions Accredited by Recognized U.S. Accrediting Oganizations. For example, it is accredited by TRACS, which is national accreditation agency and is recognized by Council for Higher Eduction Accreditation (CHEA). Click here for verification.

U.S. Department of Education

Sierra States University is currently in the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs that are recognized by U.S. Department of Education. Click here for verification.