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Chapter 4. Institutions - General Provisions. Article 3. General Provisions. Use of Term "University."   

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(a) For the purpose of this section, "university" means an institution of higher education that confers a master's or a doctor's degree upon the completion of programs of graduate or professional study and that may also confer a bachelor's degree upon the completion of programs of undergraduate study.

(b) Unless previously approved by the Bureau, no institution shall use the word "university" in its name or in connection with a description of itself or its educational programs unless (1) the institution is a university as defined in subdivision (a) of this section or (2) the institution uses other words in conjunction with "university" to prevent the use of "university" from being deceptive or misleading in any manner.

Authority cited:

Education Code 94803

Education Code 94877

Reference:

Education Code 94897

Education Code 94932

(Amended by Register 2010, No. 47.)