CALU Ranked No. 6 in Country by U.S. News & World Report


California University of Pennsylvania’s (CALU) Global Online programs are proud to announce the recent ranking of our 100% online undergraduate programs including our Wellness and Fitness online bachelor’s degree at No. 6 in the country by U.S. News & World Report!

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: California University of Pennsylvania faculty who are skilled in distance learning and online instruction techniques teach Global Online courses.
  • 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 one of the top online schools in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.

In addition to our online undergraduate program in Wellness and Fitness, Cal U also offers 100% online master’s degree options in Exercise Science and Health Promotion as well as 3 distinct Sport Management including in the emerging field of Strategic Sport Analysis.  Cal U also offers an online Doctor of Health Science degree plus additional certificate and certification programs.

More information on all of Cal U’s 100% on line exercise and sport programs is available at or by contacting the Global Online office at 866.595.6348 or

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