Fall sets in on the campus of Commonwealth University-Clearfield, formerly Lock Haven University at Clearfield.


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About Clearfield

It begins and ends with opportunity. This small community-based campus — located along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River between I-80 and Route 322 on the outskirts of Happy Valley — was born 35 years ago out of Clearfield County's need for greater access to education. An opportunity turning into the right fit at just the right size. And we’ve delivered. Clearfield students today can access even more educational benefits, yet still enjoy the right fit of a small campus in a family-like environment dedicated to ensuring they have all the opportunities their degrees unlock.

Fast Facts


Central Pennsylvania

School Size

Small Campus


Bald Eagles



Career Outcomes

98% of recent Clearfield graduates were employed, in the military, or pursuing graduate school within six months of graduation.

Health science students take notes during a botany lecture at Commonwealth University-Clearfield, formerly Lock Haven University at Clearfield.

Clearfield Academic Programs

Clearfield helps students develop important skills like communication and critical thinking through classroom instruction and real-world practice in hospitals, prisons, and more. Our small campus means endless possibilities for growth. Popular areas of choice include criminal justice, nursing, social work, and technical leadership, as well as a physician assistant graduate program.

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Friends enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon at Commonwealth University-Clearfield, formerly Lock Haven University at Clearfield.

Living in Clearfield

Clearfield's Foundation Village includes 32 beds consisting of five, 4-bedroom suites and six, 2-bedroom suite-style apartments. These apartments provide both the convenience of being near campus as well as comfortable accommodations to enhance your college experience. The apartments are fully furnished with a living room, air conditioned, and high speed internet. Kitchens have all appliances, including full size washer and dryers in each apartment. The private bedrooms have a full size bed, desk, chair, dresser and closet. There is one full size bathroom for every two students.

CU-Clearfield Student with PomPoms

Student Life

Joining C.A.B. is a fulfilling experience which allows students to socialize, collaborate, and enrich themselves as they interface with the community. Coming aboard gives you the chance to truly get the most out of student life and actively engage with the Commonwealth University-Clearfield campus culture.