PennWest California and PennWest Clarion are ranked 11th and 15th, respectively, for the Top 33 Online Colleges in Pennsylvania. ranked the PennWest campuses after evaluating each campus on its tuition costs, admission, retention and graduation rates, faculty, reputation and student resources.

“We are proud to once again to see PennWest’s online programs ranked highly by such prestigious organizations as This is indicative of PennWest’s commitment to providing high quality, yet flexible online programs to our students and the region, while also supporting faculty online innovation and engagement,” said Erinn Lake, senior vice president for Strategic Enrollment and Global Online Advancement.

Faculty – not teaching assistants – from California, Clarion and Edinboro campuses provide rich content and engaging discussions to ensure the degree students receive is the same quality as the one offered at our brick-and-mortar institutions. Students can count on them for mentorship and advice as they work toward their educational goals. Supported by state-of-the-art instructional design services and access to the latest online learning technologies, PennWest’s online faculty are dedicated to student success.