California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419


Undergraduate: 4,785
Graduate: 2,100
Total Headcount: 6,885


Robert Thorn

Interim President
Robert Thorn

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

99% of the 4,200 graduates from the classes of 2010-2015 who responded to California University’s post-graduate survey are employed, continuing their education or serving in the military.

The Princeton Review has ranked Cal U among the best colleges in the Northeast for 13 years in a row.

Cal U offers more than 200 career-focused programs of study, including associate and bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and two doctorates: Doctor of Health Science in Health Science and Exercise Leadership, and Doctor of Criminal Justice.

Cal U helps returning students complete their degrees* through The Finish Line degree completion program. 

*82 degrees completed, 220 additional students enrolled as of October 2017

U.S. News & World Report ranks six Cal U Global Online degree programs among the nation’s Best Online Degree Programs for 2017.

 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.