Is Cal U a Good School for the Money?
California University of Pennsylvania Value Report
College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of a Cal U degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the Cal U annual value report below.
Within Pennsylvania, Cal U is Ranked as Below Average in Quality for a Good Price.
California University of Pennsylvania is ranked #86 out of #123 in Pennsylvania for quality and #24 out of #111 for Pennsylvania value.
This makes it below average in quality but priced pretty well in the state.
Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Cal U financial aid page to be sure.
Above Average Value Nationwide
California University of Pennsylvania is ranked #336 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.
California University of Pennsylvania is priced well for the kind of quality education they provide and thus has earned a good price recognition from College Factual's analysis.
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
|Pittsburg State University||$101,918||A-|
|California University of Pennsylvania||$110,819||B+|
|University of Pittsburgh - Bradford||$120,917||B-|
|Lancaster Bible College||$133,934||D|
|Johnson & Wales University - Providence||$152,913||F|
|Boise State University||$160,829||F|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $110,819 For That Piece of Paper
On average, a bachelor's degree from Cal U will cost you about $110,819. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $25,953 and a typical 4.27 years to graduate.
|Average Yearly Cost||$25,953|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.27|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$110,819|
Many Factors Affect Net Price
Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average Cal U net price, which could make this school a better value. You may quality for more financial aid, or be able to complete your degree faster than average. Get more details on Cal U cost.
Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?
Net price can vary based on your unique situation.
Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Cal U.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$129,778||#191||A|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$101,485||#378||B|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$116,221||#15||A|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$87,928||#31||B|
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Pennsylvania.
About 97% of Cal U students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Cal U financial aid you may qualify for.
How to Calculate Value
College Factual calculates value by calculating average Cal U cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.
Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.
College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.