California University of Pennsylvania (CAL-U) was born in 1852, when a 2-story Academy educational institution was established through the support of local taxes and generous donations. In 1864, the Academy purchased a 10-acre plot in California and obtained a charter as a Normal School the following year. In 1874, the school as renamed South-Western Normal School but was changed to California State Normal School in 1914 when it was acquired by The Commonwealth. In 1928, the School became California State Teachers College and in 1959 became California State College. On July 1, 1983, the college changed its name to California University of Pennsylvania when it became part of the State System of Higher Education.
CAL-U has a distance learning arm where Bachelor and Graduate degrees can be earned by taking online classes. Two Baccalaureate degrees (legal studies, and wellness and fitness) and a host of Graduate programs, from certificate courses to Master degrees are offered through CAL-U’s online program.
Admission requirements and procedures vary depending on the program and field of specialization. Tuition fees also program-specific but the ranges from $370.00 – $590.00 per credit hour for Graduate courses and between $230.00 – $370.00 for Undergraduate programs. Tuition does not include additional fees and may change without prior notice. Admission queries may be directed to CAL-U’s Admissions Office while queries regarding Tuition fees and program costs can be addressed to the Bursar’s Office. Financial assistance is available and may come in the form of grants scholarships and loans. The Bursar’s Office would have more information on financial aid application and procedures.
California University of Pennsylvania is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and of the American Association of State Colleges. It was also recognized as a Top College by the Princeton Review. CAL-U is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, classes, school rankings, reviews, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact California University of Pennsylvania.