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Posted on January 10, 2017

A student sits at his desk with the Cal U homepage displayed on his computer screen.

California University of Pennsylvania’s 100 percent online bachelor’s degree programs have been ranked No. 6 in the country by U.S. News & World Report, a recognized leader in college rankings nationwide. 

According to U.S. News, Cal U is one of the top schools in Pennsylvania for 100% online bachelor’s degree programs.

Cal U Global Online offers 10 bachelor’s degree programs that can be completed entirely online:

About the U.S. News ranking

Because many online students are working adults, often with college experience, U.S. News & World Report ranks online schools on “how these programs are being delivered and their effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time,” the publication says.

Class sizes, academic and technology support, graduation rates, and student debt are among the factors that U.S. News considers when ranking the top online schools.

The U.S. News 2017 rankings are based on:

  • Student engagement: Cal U Global Online students interact with instructors and fellow students through technology such as online tutorials and videos, video chats, threaded discussions, and email.
  • Faculty credentials and training: Global Online courses are taught by California University of Pennsylvania faculty who are skilled in distance learning and online instruction techniques.
  • Student services and technology: The Global Online staff supports students from application through graduation. Cal U also provides technology support, library services, academic support and financial aid advice for online learners.
  • Program reputation: California University has been offering high-quality online instruction since 2006. Cal U is recognized as one of the top online schools in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.

Affordable education

U.S. News is not the only educational organization to recognize Cal U’s online bachelor’s degree program. SR Education Group (OnlineU.org), founded in 2004, has ranked Cal U’s online bachelor’s degree program No. 8 on its 2017 list of Most Affordable Online Colleges.

See a comprehensive list of awards and rankings for California University of Pennsylvania.

Online master’s degrees and more

In addition to online bachelor’s and associate degrees, California University of Pennsylvania also offers more than 60 online master’s degrees, an online Doctor of Health Science, and a variety of certification and certificate programs.

See all the online programs at California University of Pennsylvania or learn more about how Cal U Global Online can help you reach your goals for education and career.

 If you prefer an on-campus program, Cal U has plenty to offer. See a complete list of Cal U’s undergraduate, master’s degree and doctorate programs, or learn more about our continuing education and degree completion options.