Consumer Information

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

School Catalogs

DTCM/MTCM Catalog (2017-2019)

DAOM Catalog (2019-2020)

Extension Catalog (2018-2019)


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.

2017 BPPE Annual Report – Institution

2017 BPPE Annual Report – Branch Campus
2017 BPPE Annual Report – MTCM
2017 BPPR Annual Report – MAC
2017 BPPR Annual Report – DAOM
2017 BPPR Annual Report – Massage

2018 DAOM Performance Fact Sheet

2018 MTCM Performance Fact Sheet-Santa Cruz campus

2018 MTCM Performance Fact Sheet-San Jose campus

2018 MAC Performance Fact Sheet-San Jose campus

2018 MAC Performance Fact Sheet Santa Cruz campus

2018 Aisan Body Massage and Qigong Performance Fact Sheet Santa Cruz campus

2018 Aisan 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 2020

Campus Crime Report Form

Gainful Employment Disclosures

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

Voter Registration

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 (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


CARES Act Emergency Relief Grand Fund

The CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant Fund provides emergency financial aid assistance to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus as stipulated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act was signed into law March 27, 2020.

The Act includes several sources of funds for colleges and universities, including the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Five Branches University will receive funds under this CARES Act to provide emergency grants to students for “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, and childcare).

The U.S. Department of Education does not allow these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students, non-matriculated students or students enrolled in distance-only degree programs.

Five Branches University received $60,086 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students pursuant to signing the required Certification and Agreement with the US Department of Education on July 9th, 2020. The campus assures no less than 50 percent of the total funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act was provided as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The entire $60,086 allocation will be fully awarded and disbursed to eligible students starting on July 14th, 2020.

The college has identified that 98 Five Branches University students are eligible to participate in the program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant; the CARES Act Grant. Accordingly, the college has elected to immediately award each of the 98 eligible students a portion of the emergency financial aid grant.

Federal regulations require schools to confirm that a student receiving any CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Grant meets the following requirements:
• Is a US Citizen or an eligible noncitizen

     • Has a valid Social Security number
     • Is registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
     • Is not in default on a federal student loan
     • Does not owe money on a federal student grant
• Is a currently enrolled student

Full time students enrolled in 12 units or more were selected to receive a full baseline award $682.80 and part-time students enrolled in 6-11 units were selected to receive half of the baseline award $341.40

Brochures & Viewbooks

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