It's 'Factual': Cal U Ranked for Vets, Adults and Arabic Programs

Sep 16, 2019

California University of Pennsylvania has been ranked among the top 5% best colleges for veterans and adult learners by College Factual, a website that compares more than 1,400 higher education institutions nationwide.

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Cal U ranked No. 10 among Top Colleges for Veterans in the Mid-Atlantic Region and No. 12 in the region among Best Colleges for Non-traditional Students.

College Factual also included Cal U in the top 5% for its Arabic language program, ranking it the No. 1 “most focused” Middle Eastern language program in the country and the No. 2 “most popular” program in the category.

The 2020 College Factual rankings are intended to help prospective students compare universities based on a wide array of attributes.

In all, Cal U received 27 awards, including a grade of “A” for the mid-Atlantic region in the overall “Best Value” category.

College Factual recognized Cal U for offering “Best Value” programs in computer and information sciences, computer information systems, health and physical education, and visual and performing arts.

Programs in business administration and management; parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies; health and physical education; and social sciences were recognized as “most popular.” And Cal U’s geography/ cartography and health and physical education offerings were recognized as “most focused.”

College Factual explains that its rankings are “outcomes focused” and do not rely on subjective data self-reported by school administrators. All U.S. colleges are ranked together, and students can filter the results to compare schools by region, by type and more.

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