California University of Pennsylvania

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.

Top 25% Pennsylvania Value
Below Average Pennsylvania Quality

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.

State Value Ranking  24 out of 111
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  78.38 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Cal U financial aid page to be sure.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 25% National Value
Average National Quality

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.

National Value Ranking  336 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  77.17 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Johnson University $87,805 A
Pittsburg State University $101,918 A-
Catawba College $103,451 A-
California University of Pennsylvania $110,819 B+
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford $120,917 B-
Touro College $125,143 C
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.

Amount
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?

$87,928 In-State With Aid
$129,778 Avg Cost No Aid
4.27 Years to Graduate

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
All Students $110,819 #336 B+
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
All Students $97,266 #24 B+
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.

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