California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419


Undergraduate: 4,466
Graduate: 2,046
Total Headcount: 6,512

Cal U Alumna creates her own online classrooms

Someone who excels in the real world. 
That is what Emily Behm has become, thanks to her personal lesson plan for success — use an entrepreneurial spirit, technological know-how and a passion for teaching to carve a unique path.  
Behm, a 2019 graduate of Cal U with a bachelor's degree in childhood education, pre-K to grade 4, has used that blueprint to chart a unique career path as the creator of Learning with Emily and a contributor to Outschool, an online learning platform.  


 Points of Pride

A survey of graduates from the Class of 2020 shows that 9​4% are employed or pursuing further education.  

The Princeton Review has ranked Cal U among the best colleges in the Northeast for 16 years in a row.

The Cal U Educational Alliance offers a 20% tuition discount to verified employees of corporate partners who join the program, and to graduates of Westmoreland County Community College who hold certain associate degrees. 

Cal U is recognized as a College of Distinction, with special recognition in Business, Education, Engineering and Career Development. 

Cal U’s nationally recognized Global Online program makes more than 75 undergraduate and graduate programs available 100% online. 

 Notable Alumni

Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn ’79 - Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks.​

​Michele Mandell ’69 - Former COO of Talbots Inc.

​Aaron Walton ’68 - President of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and (retired) Senior Vice President of Highmark Inc. of Pittsburgh. ​

Thomas M. Rutledge ’77 – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Charter Communications Inc.

Kimberly Krause Snyder ’84 – President and Chief Executive Officer of Panavision Inc.