Recognized as one of the nation’s top TCM schools, Five Branches University provides the highest level of professional education and healthcare in Traditional Chinese Medicine in the U.S. and internationally.
Founded in 1984, Five Branches University is institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), and is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Our website provides the following relevant information to prospective students:
- Mission, vision and educational objectives
- Accreditation and national and state approvals
- Board, administrative and faculty leadership
- Program curriculum and cost
- Contact information for campuses, clinics and administrative personnel
DTCM/MTCM Dual-degree Catalog (2021)
Postgraduate DAOM Catalog (2021)
Extension Catalog (2021)
Program Performance Fact Sheets and Annual Report
Program Fact Sheets and a BBPE Annual Report are available to prospective students in fulfillment of requirements set forth by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
2020 BPPE Annual Report – Institution
2020 BPPE Annual Report – Branch Campus
2020 BPPE Annual Report – MTCM
2020 BPPE Annual Report – MAc
2020 BPPE Annual Report – Postgraduate DAOM
2020 BPPE Annual Report – Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM)
2020 BPPE Annual Report – Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc)
2019 Postgraduate DAOM Performance Fact Sheet
2019 DTCM/MTCM Dual-degree Performance Fact Sheet-Santa Cruz campus
2019 DTCM/MTCM Dual-degree Performance Fact Sheet-San Jose campus
2019 MAc Performance Fact Sheet-San Jose campus
2019 MAc Performance Fact Sheet Santa Cruz campus
2019 MTCM Performance Fact Sheet-Santa Cruz campus
2019 MTCM Performance Fact Sheet-San Jose campus
2019 Asian Body Massage and Qigong Performance Fact Sheet Santa Cruz campus
2019 Asian Body Massage and Qigong Performance Fact Sheet San Jose campus
List of Employment Positions
Students are entitled to a list of job classifications related to the educational programs offered at Five Branches University:
List of Employment Positions
HEOA Consumer Disclosures
Campus Safety and Annual Security Report
The Clery/Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542) requires that all colleges and universities provide annual statistics on several specific categories of crime.
Any crime occurring on campus or on streets and sidewalks directly adjacent to the campus must be reported to the Student Services Director at your affiliate campus in Santa Cruz (831) 476-9424 or San Jose (408) 260-0208. Click on the link below for a report on crime statistics that occurred on or directly adjacent to the campus for the last three calendar years.
Annual Campus Safety & Security Report 2022
Campus Crime Report Form
Gainful Employment Disclosures
Postgraduate Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Master of Acupuncture
Student Body Diversity
- 321 women enrolled, 70.86% of the student population
- 132 men enrolled, 29.14% of the student population
- 2.42% are Hispanic or Latino,
- 0.22% are American Indian or Alaska Native,
- 47.25% are Asian,
- 1.10% are black or African American,
- 0.00% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander,
- 36.65% of our students are white and not multiracial,
International student enrollment is now 12.36% of our total enrollment
Five Branches University actively encourages students to register to vote. Registering and voting are important aspects of your rights and responsibilities as an informed citizen. The following information is provided to assist you in registering to vote either in California or in your home state.
In order to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old at the time of the next election. As a college student you may register in California using your permanent home address. When completing your voter registration form please note that P.O. boxes are not permitted as your residential/home address. The voter registration requirement applies to general and special elections for federal office, including the election for governor, or other chief executive within a state.
Voter registration materials are available at the Financial Aid Office 120 days prior to the deadline for registering to vote. California registration forms are available on-line at www.cavotes.org/vote/register (scroll down to “How to Register to Vote”). Forms are also available at post offices, libraries, city hall, or department of motor vehicle offices.
For information regarding California registration deadlines please see the California State Board of Elections website at www.sos.ca.gov/elections.
CARES Act Emergency Relief Grand Fund
Brochures & Viewbooks