Horizon Institute is a private, non-profit institution operating under a non-profit exemption verified by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (B.P.P.E.). Horizon Institute, as an institution owned, controlled, and operated and maintained by a religious organization lawfully operating as a nonprofit religious corporation, has met the exemption from regulation under the Act, pursuant to California Education Code (CEC) section 94874 (e) (1); Horizon was founded in 2007 and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Horizon Institute is also preparing to pursue accreditation though a national accreditation agency that is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Horizon Institute is authorized by SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) to issue visa documents for the F-1 (I-20) Student Visa. http://www.ice.gov/sevis/
For more information about verification and approval to operate a private post-secondary institution in California see the B.P.P.E.