Welcome to California Pacific University's Official Custodian of Record

"Tradition with an Independent Spirit"

Dr. Nathaniel Charles Dalton, Founder of California Pacific University

About California Pacific University

History of California Pacific University

Cal Pacific University was a private business school dedicated to the instruction in all aspects of business at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, and located in Escondido, San Diego County. The university was aimed towards working professionals in business management and was recognized by the California Department of Education and the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education as a higher education degree-granting institution. Its graduates and alumni include professionals in business, government, academia, federal and state employees, law, authors and healthcare. CPU was founded and incorporated in 1976. 

The founders' are as follows:

  • Dr N. Charles Dalton, Ph.D (Principal)
  • H Ronald Domnitz, JD a USC Law School graduate, and San Diego Superior Court Judge.
  • Norm Deimling, MBA president of the Joshua Foundation
  • Mark Dalton, MBA
  • Jane Dalton

 The University observed the quarter system of instruction which consists of 4 thirteen-week quarters (twelve months) over the course of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Credits at CPU were earned in 5 quarter units each, and covered courses in Business Administration and Management, Operations, General, Health and Medical Administration. The university offered the following degree programs:

Later on, it offered

  • BSBA and MBA in Information Technology Management.
  • BSBA and MBA in Natural Resource Management.
  • BSBA and MBA in Church Management.
  • BSBA and MBA in Rehabilitation and Home Health Managements.
  • MBA in Oil Exploration and Heavy Equipment Management.

Upon completion of an MA in Healthcare Administration or MA in Management and Human Behavior, degree holders are eligible to sit for Licensure as a California Nursing Home Administrator

Bar review courses were also offered for local law school graduates in preparation of the California bar examination

Unfortunately the university officially closed on September 19, 2016. As required under the California Department of Education and the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education's, local law Article 3. Maintenance of Records 71930. Student records must be maintained by a custodian of record. Information from this website can also be verified through the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education 

"closed school" unit

Phone: (916) 431-6959 | Closed Schools Email: bppe.closedschools@dca.ca.gov

This is the only official website authorized by President and CEO of California Pacific University 

(Secretary of State License # C0774247) 



California Pacific University Custodian of Records

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