Location: California, PA
Number of undergraduate students: 6,512 (year)
Type of Institution: Public - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
Delivery Format: traditional day, online
Tuition and fees
As of July 1, 2022, California University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University of Pennsylvania and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania all joined to form the new Pennsylvania Western University. This one single institution with three locations, maintains the history, tradition and academic excellence of its former institutions.
Community College of Philadelphia has has two types of transfer agreements with PennWest California: core-to-core and program-to-program. To benefit from these agreements, students must earn an appropriate associate degree before transfer.
Statewide Transfer Agreement
As one of Pennsylvania’s public universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), PennWest California is a member of the Pennsylvania Statewide Transfer System, dedicated to accepting the transfer of Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees into parallel baccalaureate programs with full junior standing, recognizing all the competencies attained within the associate degree programs. The associate degree may integrate courses to satisfy part of a 30-credit framework.
To benefit from this program-to-program agreement, students must earn an appropriate associate degree before transfer.
Students are encouraged to visit www.pacollegetransfer.net to explore transfer opportunities with institutions that participate in the Statewide Transfer System and to view Community College of Philadelphia courses that are part of the 30 credit framework mentioned above. Courses from the 30 credit framework are recommended to be integrated into a student's degree program at Community College of Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institutions recognize that students who transfer from Community College of Philadelphia with an Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts degree:
Shall have satisfied the general education requirements at the receiving university (in this case, PennWest California). Exceptions may be made for the following, provided that these exceptions do not extend the student’s time to the degree: (a) One signature general education course (up to 3 credits), if applicable; (b) Any prescribed general education course required for the major, if not satisfactorily completed; (c) General education overlays satisfied in advanced courses in the major. (PASSHE Transfer policy.)
Students are encouraged to ask the PennWest California admissions representative about this policy and about a possible signature course required upon transfer to PennWest California.
The California University of Pennsylvania's online programs are now offered through the new PennWest Global Online. With over 50 online bachelor degrees with the same benefits of the PASSHE system, students are encouraged to contact a PennWest admissions representative for details about PennWest Global at .
Search for Programs
For information concerning transfer please schedule an appointment to visit a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor. Students are also welcome to contact the transfer institution directly.
Community College of Philadelphia
Bonnell Building, BG-12
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Bonnell Building, BG-7
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
Approved Academic Degree Programs
The following Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs at Community College of Philadelphia are approved for program-to-program to PennWest California.
Students interested in transfer for programs other than those listed should contact a PennWest California undergraduate admissions representative and/or meet with a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor to discuss an appropriate plan of transfer.
Search by Program
Use the category headers to sort by Community College of Philadelphia program major or Transfer Program major.
|CCP Program||Bachelor Program|
|Art and Design||Art|
|Business - General||Business Administration - Information Technology|
|Business - General||Business Administration - Management|
|Business - General||Business Administration - Marketing|
|Business - General||Business Administration - Accounting|
|Business - General||Business Administration - Business Economics|
|Business - General||Business Administration - Finance|
|Business - General||Business Administration - General Business|
|Business - General||Business Administration - Human Resources Management|
|Business Administration||Business Administration - Accounting|
|Business Administration||Business Administration - Business Economics|
|Business Administration||Business Administration - Finance|
|Business Administration||Business Administration - General Business|
|Business Administration||Business Administration - Human Resources Management|
|Business Administration||Business Administration - Information Technology|
|Business Administration||Business Administration - Management|
|Business Administration||Business Administration - Marketing|
|Communication Studies||Communication Studies|
|Computer Science||Computer Science|
|Education - Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade)||PK-4 Education|
|Mass Media||Communication Studies|