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Our time together will offer us many opportunities to engage, dream, and deliver on the many opportunities that lie in front of us.

About Daybreak University

Daybreak University is a not-for-profit university approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education located in Los Angeles.

Daybreak is dawn: the time of day when sunlight first begins to appear. As our great teacher of Systemic Thinking, Dr. Gregory Bateson, said, "The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think." Everyone has a dark side in their lives, whether it is a small or big. Throughout our life journey, sometimes we lose our way to a dark night. However, what we are supposed to remember is how nature works. Dr. Bateson pointed out that no matter how dark the night is, the dawn will always come. The crack of dawn will brighten up even our darkest night. This is what Daybreak University always wants to be.

Daybreak University is dedicated to providing a value-based education with a vision grounded in Christian social teachings. Students are encouraged to explore how faith and reason are compatible in education, and to develop strong moral convictions. The university welcomes students, faculty and staff of all faiths, and beliefs all people benefit from the examination of other traditions.

Approval and Accreditation

In accordance with the provisions of California Education Code 94866 or 94890, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education approves Daybreak University to offer following programs:
Master of Arts in Counseling
Ph.D. in Counseling

Eligibility for Licensure as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) has determined that our Daybreak University’s MA in Counseling program with the Specialization in MFT meets the statutory requirements for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Click here to find Daybreak University listed on the BBS website as an MFT program which meets the MFT licensure requirements, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code (BPC) §4980.36.

Daybreak University 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 Candidate Status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 21, 2020. This status is effective for a period of up to five years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

President’s Greeting

Dear Daybreak Community,

I would like to first welcome and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your president.

Our time together will offer us many opportunities to engage, dream, and deliver on the many opportunities that lie in front of us.

Daybreak University strives to cultivate a professional, compassionate, and excellent learning community. It offers high quality academic programs, impressive academic facilities, and a very dedicated, well-qualified faculty who truly care for our students.

Daybreak University offers graduate programs in Marriage and Family Therapy and Imago Relationship Therapy, emphasizing specialized training within in the scientist-practitioner model. We are committed to building a community that is devoted to student success and values individual learning, growth, and service.

Engagement will be a key ingredient as we seek to position Daybreak as a truly excellent place to learn and work. Through heightened communication, a spirit of collaboration, and a fierce commitment to our mission, we will help you learn, enhancing the overall student-centered learning experience, and executing necessary strategies that will position Daybreak University for generations to come.

Thank you and best wishes for a productive academic year.

Sincerely,

Mission Statement

The mission of Daybreak University is to be a facilitator for the students’ self-actualization, in spite of the darker sides of their lives. Daybreak University provides rigorous education that inspires spiritual healing and transformational change in individuals, couples, families, and communities through professional research, academic and practical excellence with a compassionate heart of God. The vision of Daybreak University is transforming the world by changing one relationship at a time.

Institutional Objectives

In pursuing its mission, Daybreak University seeks to achieve these four university wide objectives:
1. Achieve excellence in education and research.
2. Develop innovative and effective practitioners.
3. Develop a lifelong commitment to service and reflect Christian spirituality of love and compassion into learning and practice.
4. Promote cultural and individual diversity and attitudes of respect for all.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

Daybreak University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the university seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The university believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Daybreak University views, evaluates, and treats all persons in any university related activity or circumstance in which they may be involved, solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics. Daybreak University prohibits discrimination against any member of the university community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran. The university will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders and in conformance with the procedures and limitations as set forth in Daybreak’s Equal Opportunity, Equal Access and Affirmative Action Policy, which provides specific contractual rights and remedies.

Any question of interpretation regarding this Nondiscrimination Policy Statement shall be referred to the Academic Dean for final determination.

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

This institution is provisionally approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:
Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by August 16, 2020, and full accreditation by August 16, 2023.
If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:
Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.

Student Achievement

INSTITUTION

2018
Fall
2019
Winter
2019
Spring
2019
Summer
2019
Fall
Student Enrollment(taken at Fall enrollment, Registrar, IEP Annual Report HC: Head Count) 21 HC 28 HC 45 HC 33 HC 58 HC
Retention Rates(student enrollment within the degree program) N/A N/A N/A N/A 85.71%
Course Completion Rates(within 100% and 150% of degree program length) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Graduation Rates(within 100% and 150% of degree program length) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Job Placement Rates(upon graduation and within one year of graduation) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
State Licensing Examinations(upon graduation and within one year of graduation) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELING (MAC) PROGRAM

2018
Fall
2019
Winter
2019
Spring
2019
Summer
2019
Fall
Student Enrollment(taken at Fall enrollment, Registrar, IEP Annual Report HC: Head Count) 21 HC 24 HC 35 HC 24 HC 43 HC
Retention Rates(student enrollment within the degree program) N/A N/A N/A N/A 80.95%
Course Completion Rates(within 100% and 150% of degree program length) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Graduation Rates(within 100% and 150% of degree program length) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Job Placement Rates(upon graduation and within one year of graduation) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
State Licensing Examinations(upon graduation and within one year of graduation) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PH.D.) IN COUNSELING PROGRAM

2019
Winter
2019
Spring
2019
Summer
2019
Fall
Student Enrollment(taken at Fall enrollment, Registrar, IEP Annual Report HC: Head Count) 4 HC 10 HC 9 HC 15 HC
Retention Rates(student enrollment within the degree program) N/A N/A N/A 100%
Course Completion Rates(within 100% and 150% of degree program length) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Graduation Rates(within 100% and 150% of degree program length) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Job Placement Rates(upon graduation and within one year of graduation) N/A N/A N/A N/A
State Licensing Examinations(upon graduation and within one year of graduation) N/A N/A N/A N/A

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