California University of Pennsylvania

California, PA 15419
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California University of Pennsylvania is one of the forty-four public 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in a suburb, in California.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,788 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 981 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 716 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 73%). Every year 52% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

California University of Pennsylvania's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $7,492, and fees were $3,348. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $11,238 and $4,088 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Number of Students7,788
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1951 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
10/10/2013 - Current

Admission

96%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT900 to 1110
ACT16 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $25

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$312/credit
In State Students$312/credit
Out of State Students$468/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$500/credit
In State Students$500/credit
Out of State Students$750/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $14,040 $14,040 $21,060
ADN 70 $21,840 $21,840 $32,760
BSN 125 $39,000 $39,000 $58,500
FNP 50 $25,000 $25,000 $37,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of California University of Pennsylvania's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,476
Other Federal Grant 22% $998
State Grant & Scholarships 48% $3,215
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $5,094
Federal Student Loans 83% $5,994
Private Loans 12% $10,387

$17,755

Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$15,819
$30,001 to $48,000$16,296
$48,001 to $75,000$20,404
$75,001 to $110,000$22,943
Over $110,000$24,143

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Student Population

5,557

Undergrads

2,231

Graduates

4,393

Women

3,395

Men

70%

Full-time

30%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
74%
Black/African American
12%
Race/ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races
3%
Hispanic
3%
Asian
1%
Non-resident alien
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.

California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave
California, PA 15419
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