General Information

Name of Institution: Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies
Address: 16515 S. 40th St. Ste.143, Phoenix, AZ 85048
Year Founded: 2015
First Accredited: Cummings Graduate Institute is not yet institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education.
Re-Accredited: not applicable
Accreditation Renewal: not applicable
CEO: Cara English, DBH

Accreditations and Agency Contact Information:
Presently, Cummings Graduate Institute is not institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education.

State Approval and Contact Information:
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1740 West Adams Suite 3008, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phone: (602) 542-5709, Fax: (602) 542-1253, or

State Licensure:
Cummings Graduate Institute is currently authorized, licensed, registered, exempt or not subject to approval regarding student enrollment as outlined on the State Authorization and Accreditation page. Cummings Graduate Institute works with states directly to ensure that authorization or licensure is necessary and that required approvals are secured. While we do monitor the laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic environment and prospective students should check Cummings Graduate Institute’s website often for updates.

Specialist and Professional Accreditation for the Doctor of Behavioral Health Degree Program:
The Doctor of Behavioral Health Program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies has been awarded provisional accreditation by the National Institute for Behavioral Health Quality (NIBHQ), 5757 Wilshire Blvd Ste 6, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (714) 927-4439, NIBHQ provisional accreditation was granted to the Institute's DBH program for meeting all NIBHQ criteria for the doctoral program.

Government Authorized Foreign Student Programs:
Cummings Graduate Institute does not participate in any student visa/I-20 program.

Participation in Funding Programs:
At this time, Cummings Graduate Institute is not recognized by a nationally or regionally accrediting body supported by the United States Department of Education, and does not have a IFAP School Code.

Cummings Graduate Institute scholarship programs:
Cummings Graduate Institute does not offer institute scholarships at this time.

Mission & Description:

Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health Studies is dedicated to disrupting healthcare by preparing entrepreneurial integrated care professionals through innovative & affordable quality distance education programs, grounded in the Biodyne Model, and focused on delivering human-centered care, population health improvements, and medical cost savings.

Areas of Special Focus: Behavioral Health, Integrated Healthcare

Description of Institution:
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies is a private nonprofit institution offering graduate and professional behavioral health education through a virtual online campus. Cummings Graduate Institute takes great pride in awarding the unique and innovative Doctor of Behavioral Health degree, referred to hereafter as “DBH.”

Student Demographic Profile:


American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.00%
Black or African American 25.00%
Hispanic 12.50%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.00%
Two or more races 12.50%
White 50.00%


Female 62.5%
Male 37.5%


DBH Doctor of Behavioral Health

Average Program Tuition/Cost per credit hour:

Degree Tuition per credit Hour Total number of credit hours Tuition Total
(dependent upon number of transfer credits)
DBH $350 60 $18,000 - $21,150

Graduation Rate: 100%

  • CGI uses a variation of the IPEDS graduation rate calculation as follows:
  • Graduation Rate = # of students who completed their program within the maximum timeframe (5 years) / # of students in the entering cohort x 100.
  • 100% of CGI’s first cohort of students graduated within the maximum timeframe

2016-2017 Student Satisfaction Rate: 100%

  • CGI uses student end-of-term surveys to measure the satisfaction of students on a term-by-term basis. In addition to specific course-related questions, CGI asks the following three questions in every end-of-term survey:
    • Did you achieve, or will you have achieved upon completion of your studies, the goals you had when you started this course or program?
    • Would you recommend these studies to a friend?
    • All things considered, were you satisfied with your studies with us?
  • In Fall 2016, Spring I 2017, and Spring II 2017 academic terms, 100% of students responded “yes” to these three questions, providing a 100% student satisfaction rate for the academic year to date.