250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419


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


Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson

Founding President
Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson

State Official Talks Careers at Cal U

The California University of Pennsylvania Career & Professional Development Center hosted Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy DeFoor on April 13 to speak to accounting and finance students regarding internship and job opportunities. State Auditor General Timothy DeFoor’s visit was part of an initiative to highlight career opportunities for all majors across the state.​


 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.