About MU


Merit University is an evangelical Christian community of higher education and focuses on providing students with educational experience and encourages them in developing spiritual values where they can become servant leaders in global society. Upon enrollment until graduation, the students are the main focus of the staff, faculty and administration. By providing them with the university's full attention, the students can then go out and provide that respect and focus to their careers and endeavors. The university seeks to maintain a supportive environment where students are encouraged to find and develop their talents for the benefit of our society at large.

MU offers master's degrees in business administration and in information technology management. These programs are designed to reflect the most current professional trends in each field. MU also offers a certificate in Accounting, as well as courses in English as a Second Language and preparatory courses in TOEFL. MU is authorized to issue degrees and operate its programs in accordance with the State of California guidelines.


On December 12, 2016, the US Department of Education ceased to recognize the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)acknowledged notification, dated July 11, 2017, based on Merit University’s request to voluntary withdraw its institutional accreditation by the ACICS effective June 26, 2017. The Council notes that Merit University was awarded a three-year initial grant of accreditation by ACICS on August 26, 2016 and is in good standing.

Merit University is currently seeking accreditation with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and is in-process with its application. Should you have any questions regarding this process or its status,please contact us at admissions@meritu.edu or at TRACS at info@tracs.org (www.tracs.org).


Merit University (MU) is a private institution and is licensed to operate by the bureau. Approval to operate means compliance with state standards. The institution or its educational programs are NOT endorsed by the bureau and the Bureau’s approval does NOT mean the institution exceeds minimum state standards

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Physical Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento California, 95833
Mailing address: P. O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Web: www.bppe.ca.gov
Email: bppe@dca.ca.gov
Telephone: (916) 431-6959
Toll-free telephone: (888) 370-7589
Fax: (916) 263-1897 


Merit University is certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and can enroll F nonimmigrant students.


Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Merit University (MU) is a private institution and is licensed to operate by the bureau.

The TOEFL ITP Assessment Series (by ETS.org) are administered at MU.

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
MU administrators are members of the AACRAO.

Library and Information Resources Network Consortium
LIRN is a non-profit supplier of information resources, databases, and electronic services for private education.