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 California University of Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania - California, PA

250 University Ave, California, Pennsylvania 15419-1394

General information:(724)938-4400
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Town: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:9,483(7,417 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,676 $8,312 $8,912 -7%
Out-of-state $11,010 $11,914 $13,786 -14%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,182 $9,684 $9,934 -3%
Other $2,501 $2,976 $2,976 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,254 $9,784 $10,175 -4%
Other $3,010 $3,518 $3,518 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,972 $5,562 $5,563 -0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $20,359 $21,972 $22,822 -5%
Off Campus $20,940 $22,614 $23,605 -4%
Off Campus with Family $13,648 $14,874 $15,475 -7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $23,693 $25,574 $27,696 -7%
Off Campus $24,274 $26,216 $28,479 -7%
Off Campus with Family $16,982 $18,476 $20,349 -10%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,240
In-state fees $2,672
Out-of-state tuition $9,984
Out-of-state fees $3,802
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,488
In-state fee $2,877
Out-of-state tuition $11,232
Out-of-state fees $3,645
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,262 93% --
Grant or scholarship aid 798 59% $3,223,256 $4,039
Federal grants 572 42% $1,210,881 $2,117
Pell grants 571 42% $1,140,381 $1,997
Other federal grants 126 9% $70,500 $560
State/local government grant or scholarships 664 49% $1,550,614 $2,335
Institutional grants or scholarships 58 4% $461,761 $7,961
Student loan aid 1,151 85% $7,611,775 $6,613
Federal student loans 1,150 85% $6,413,947 $5,577
Other student loans 130 10% $1,197,828 $9,214
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,438 60% $19,745,547 $4,449
Pell grants 2,935 40% $6,551,444 $2,232
Federal student loans 5,727 77% $39,003,963 $6,811

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $13,524 $13,880 $16,880
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $10,836 $10,557 $15,552
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,765 $11,570 $16,174
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,141 $15,532 $18,294
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,796 $18,169 $20,422
$110,001 and more $18,175 $18,685 $20,609

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 9,483
Undergraduate enrollment 7,417
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 727
Graduate enrollment 2,066
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,009 2,131 2,878
Percent admitted 60% 63% 58%
Percent admitted who enrolled 63% 30% 25%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1243 91%
ACT 0 0%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 430 520
SAT Math 440 530
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 63 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 105155
Baseball 29-
Basketball 1723
Football 102-
Golf 107
Soccer 2729
Softball -26
Swimming -23
Tennis -9
Volleyball -19

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1951 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

05/02/2001 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

04/01/1994 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

01/01/2009 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

03/01/2005 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

12/31/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations911 36
Liquor law violations282446
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 4618
Liquor law violations 41743
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 202
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 222
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 020
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 202
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 222
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 020
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate7.3%
Number in default182
Number in repayment2,467

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00331600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Associate's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General331--
Category total331--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting27--1
Business Administration and Management, General1---
Management Science-47--
Tourism and Travel Services Management-6--
Category total20353-1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric405--
Category total405--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General19---
Category total19---
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-261-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-33--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-77--
Elementary Education and Teaching12530--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching17-61
Reading Teacher Education-26--
Secondary Education and Teaching-39--
Special Education and Teaching, General139--
Category total14327071
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician1--3
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General---2
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician14--2
Engineering Technology, General2238--
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other11--1
Category total5138-10
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General18--
Category total378--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature71--
Category total71--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer1719--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General113--
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other-10--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant---21
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse88--2
Category total13342-23
History Colleges
History, General14---
Category total14---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies91---
Category total91---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Professions and Studies, Other1653--
Category total1653--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies85--7
Category total85--7
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General19---
Category total19---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Gerontology9---
Category total9---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science18---
Category total18---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management150465--
Category total150465--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1---
Category total4---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2---
Geology/Earth Science, General223--
Physical Sciences26--1
Physics, General32--
Category total665-1
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General1---
School Psychology-11--
Category total5511--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work3029--
Category total3029--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology4---
Geography5---
Political Science and Government, General16---
Social Sciences, General171--
Social Sciences, Other106--
Category total527--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General11--
Commercial and Advertising Art7---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5---
Graphic Design1---
Intermedia/Multimedia-1--
Category total592--
Grand total1099072