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Posted on September 22, 2010

With a headcount of 9,400, enrollment has reached an all-time high at California University of Pennsylvania.

This is the 13th consecutive year of record-setting enrollment at Cal U.  The student population for the fall 2010 semester has increased by 4.2 percent over last year's total.

Both undergraduate and graduate enrollment is rising, University officials report:

  • The headcount for undergraduates has increased by 3 percent compared to fall 2009 figures.
  • Graduate student enrollment has grown by 9.4 percent since last year. The increase reflects interest in both Cal U's traditional master's degree programs and its Global Online programs, which are delivered 100 percent online.

"Our traditional graduate and Global Online enrollments have never been better," said Dr. John Cencich, dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. "As the graduate school increases its global presence, word of its high-quality programs and dedicated teacher-scholars has spread.  

"There is no shortage of applicants for our face-to-face or online programs, which positions us to accept outstanding students seeking career advancement and scholarly development."

California University's enrollment has grown by more than 3,500 students since 2000, when the total headcount was 5,899 - an increase of 59 percent within the decade.

"Cal U continues to deliver a high-quality education at an affordable price," said Dr. William Edmonds, dean of admissions.

"We offer a wide variety of nationally accredited programs, and our classes are taught by faculty who are among the best in their fields.  With our commitment to building both character and careers, Cal U offers a student-centered experience that focuses not only on job skills, but also on the life skills that form a strong foundation for success.

"From our time- and money-saving Four-Year Graduation Plan to our Student Success Center and lifelong Career Services, Cal U is committed to helping students achieve their goals."