California University of Pennsylvania

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2021 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,716
2021 Average Net Price
$20,317
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.17%
on Student Loans
2021 Acceptance Rate
97.1%
3,933 Applicants
2021 Enrolled Students
6,509
66.6% Full-Time

About

California University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Washington County, PA. In 2021, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at California University of Pennsylvania were Sport & Fitness Management (275 degrees awarded), General Special Education & Teaching (78 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees).

In 2021, 2,378 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California University of Pennsylvania. 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,886 degrees), 9.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (197 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−16,280 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2021, the median undergraduate tuition at California University of Pennsylvania is $7,716

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,317.

In 2021, 78% of undergraduate students attending California University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,716
2021 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2021, the cost of tuition at California University of Pennsylvania was $7,716.

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Average Net Price

$20,317
2021 Value
6.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 California University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,317. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of California University of Pennsylvania grew by 6.28%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at California University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a decline of 3.7% with respect to 2020, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at California University of Pennsylvania (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.17%
2019 Default Rate
129
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at California University of Pennsylvania was 2.17%, which represents 129 out of the 5933 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

California University of Pennsylvania received 3,933 undergraduate applications in 2021.

There were 6,509 students enrolled at California University of Pennsylvania in 2021. 38% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 21.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2021
3,818
Accepted Out of 3,933

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SAT Scores

38%
Submission Percentage (2021)
307
Scores Submitted (2021)

38% of enrolled first-time students at California University of Pennsylvania in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California University of Pennsylvania had a total enrollment of 6,509 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at California University of Pennsylvania is 4,338 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,171. This means that 66.6% of students enrolled at California University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.6% White, 9.86% Black or African American, 4.52% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Two or More Races, 1.2% Asian, 0.184% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.138% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44%), followed by White Male (33%) and Black or African American Male (5.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (59.3%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California University of Pennsylvania in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,509 students. The full-time enrollment at California University of Pennsylvania is 4,338 and the part-time enrollment is 2,171. This means that 66.6% of students enrolled at California University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2021 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at California University of Pennsylvania was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), California University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    5,052 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    642 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    294 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at California University of Pennsylvania is 77.6% White, 9.86% Black or African American, 4.52% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Two or More Races, 1.2% Asian, 0.184% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.138% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 139 students (2.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2021, 600 more women than men received degrees from California University of Pennsylvania. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California University of Pennsylvania is white (1,886 degrees awarded). There were 9.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (197 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at California University of Pennsylvania is Sport & Fitness Management (275 degrees awarded), followed by General Special Education & Teaching (78 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees).

In 2021,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at California University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (374 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (78 degrees), and Education (423 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at California University of Pennsylvania in 2021 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (374 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (78 degrees), Education (423 degrees), Protective Services (142 degrees), and Legal (51 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California University of Pennsylvania are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at California University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (374 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (78 degrees), Education (423 degrees), Protective Services (142 degrees), and Legal (51 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at California University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (374 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (78 degrees), Education (423 degrees), Protective Services (142 degrees), and Legal (51 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by California University of Pennsylvania.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 165 degrees awarded
  2. 97 degrees awarded
  3. 86 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California University of Pennsylvania was Registered Nursing with 165 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at California University of Pennsylvania according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

889
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
1,489
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 889 degrees were awarded to men at California University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.597 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,489).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 161 degrees were awarded to men at California University of Pennsylvania in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 1.01 times more than the 159 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 205 degrees were awarded to men at California University of Pennsylvania in Registered Nursing, which is 7.32 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at California University of Pennsylvania is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    1,886 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    197 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California University of Pennsylvania is white (1,886 degrees awarded). There were 9.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (197 degrees).

2.73% of degree recipients (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. White Female
    1,189 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    697 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    117 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California University of Pennsylvania is white female (1,189 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (697 degrees).

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Operations

California University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $32.7M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 2.45M (7.49%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2021, California University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of 123M. California University of Pennsylvania employs 83 Professors, 67 Associate professors and 52 Assistant professors. Most academics at California University of Pennsylvania are Female Professor (43), Male Professor (40), and Male Associate professor (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 112 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 69 employees, and Service with 54 employees.

Endowment

$32.7M
2021 Endowment
24.2%
growth from 2020

California University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $32.7M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The endowment of California University of Pennsylvania grew 24.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.9M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$56.5M
2021 Salaries
6.56%
decline from 2020

In 2021, California University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $56.5M in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 6.56% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.5M
Instructional Salaries
227
Number of Employees

In 2021, California University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $21.5M to 227 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
83 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
112 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at California University of Pennsylvania were Professor with 83 employees, Associate professor with 67 employees, and Assistant professor with 52 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 112 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees, and Service with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California University of Pennsylvania was Female Professor with 43 employees, Male Professor with 40 employees, and Male Associate professor with 38 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at California University of Pennsylvania.

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